So anyway I'd like to share a little bit of info about Monday. It all started when I read this flyer about gay history on the events board. I made plans with two friends to go and see the seminar. One of my friends (regrettably could not make it) however my new bud came with me to see it. It was a standard fare seminar.
Gays throughout history and past and changning attitudes towards the LGBTQ community. Thanks to the seminar I've now discovered the film "The Celluloid Closet". After the seminar there were Q's and A's and handing out of "Acceptance" wrist bands. I collected a few for my parents and my sick friend.
So after that a few people left. The majority of the group thank God. So me and my friend decided to head out of the seminar room. And who showed up? Andre and Manuel, if you don't remember them you can read this journal here. I had told them that they missed the event, not even thinking of what they were almost going to do.
They responded with smiles and casual hello's andI was clueless until I saw the pamphlets they were holding. Thanks be to Allah that the majority of the people left the seminar before they showed up. They gave me and my friend a pamphlet each. It was another pamphlet about how being Gay is bad which makes Jesus and God mad at us for some reason.
I just didn't think much of the pamphlet, but what really freaked me out was that some of the people who were still inside might be really offended if they were handed one of these awful little pamphlets. I walked into the room while my friend engaged the two "soldiers". I told them of the thing that was happening.
Unfortunately one girl walked through where I had come through, and she was handed a pamphlet and she was offended beyond belief. I felt bad for her, I couldn't do anything to stop the small quick handoff. I felt like an ass, I hope she's okay though. At least it didn't turn into a full blown argument, just a small exchange of words.
Thank God there was another exit opposite to the door I came through. So the rest of the people (aside from the presenter with his assistant and one student) had left. They (the three aforementioned people) decided to walk through the door I had entered through deciding not to be intimidated I think. I just didn't want conflict and a large conflict was avoided.
Also because Manuel had left to the lavatory right before the three remaining people had exited. They politefully ignored Manuel and walked away gracefully. My friend and I decided to leave Manuel to his own devices and I gave Manuel a the free "Acceptance" bracelet. I walked away quickly to avoid the politeful hand back.
He laughed but I didn't look back.
Unfortunately they were planning on trolling another campus (officially celebrating coming-out-week). I can only hope those two don't get into too much trouble, maybe a restraining order would happen (that's okay by me). lol, Well after that my friend and I recapped the event and we soon took our leave of each other and went on with our lives.
It was an interesting set of events. If I was vague about some parts please let me know, it's a little late for me since I just finished some work.