To go or not to go?

hellonwheels's picture

That is truly the question...

So today, there was a recruiting/ group trying to get people to come to GSA meetings @ school. their flyers have been up for about a month, advertising the new club, but I am still not sure if I want to go...

they meet on fridays @ 5 pm, when almost no one is even on campus anymore...but...it still seems risky. I mean, there are a lot of kids I knew still going to the local community college, albeit after this quarter, many of those kids are graduating and getting the heck out of there.

SO it might be a risk, it might not. It's in two hours, and I kind of want to go and check it out, but I kind of don't...mainly...because of the group I saw at lunch.

One older girl there was literally dressed as an upside down pink triangle, head to to, geometrically shaped triangle. it was hilarious, but also unnerving. the other kids with her were total asian flamers, who pretty much appeared to conform to jsut about every gay stereotype on earth. I know, at some point, I need to step out of my shell a bit...but, I dunno.

It's meeting in a little under two hours, and requires a drive back to school....but I am thinking it may be a good? idea to go?

What do you think?

Superduck, since you are online, care to chime in?

I am afraid I might say something overtly homophobic and or racist and offend everyone there...chances are good that something of that nature could happen. who knows.

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Super Duck's picture

I think you should go! I'll

I think you should go! I'll go more into detail in the PM, but it's always good to step out of your comfort zone. I know I sure need to.

Yamamoto's picture

I am actually having the

I am actually having the exact same problem hellonwhells... though my reasons for going is that every time I try feel so uncomforntable about being there... and I know that is bad for my first impression.

The reason why I feel uncomforntable is simply that being there is... well... by being there I am simply outing myself in a manner and it makes me super uncomforntable it is hard to explian... do you guys understand?

hellonwheels's picture

Totally do dude...

I think I am gonna go, based on shelby's advice, and at least feel it out, but after that. idk...I totally get where you are coming from.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

MaddieJoy's picture

Yeah, I know what you mean.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I always have a hard time going up to any kind of group (which is weird since I'm always being elected for student body). I think you should go, hellonwheels. Just tell people you don't want to come out to that you're the "S" in GSA.

"It's a helluva start, knowing what makes you happy."
--Lucille Ball

Yamamoto's picture

Yeah... that sounds like a

Yeah... that sounds like a good idea in theroy, but at my school... I have been to just one meeting... and at that this one kid did feel the need to revel that he was striaght... and they kind of made fun of him. So I just got the impression that doing that would be a bad idea becuase of that unwelcome gesture that had made by the Proffesser who runs the group...(Yes that that thing I said wasn't really done by a more immature student... it was the professer which kind of bothered me :( )

I am kind of confused about what I should do if anyone wants to talk about it :(

radiosilence95's picture

Oh man, I would kill for a

Oh man, I would kill for a GSA at my school. I recommend taking advantage of the opportunity you've been given, because a lot of gay kids, like me, attend high schools where there are no resources like that available.

It would be a great chance for you to step out and maybe make some new friends, have a support group and everything. But, that's just me. It sounds like the benefits far outweigh the risks, but it's entirely up to you.

hellonwheels's picture

Yama...

I am truly sorry to hear that, dude...Professors should never give you shit for being the 'straight' guy in the group...

If I were you, I would go to the school board and complain about that shit! No joke, that is harassment, and by no means acceptable, especially from a teacher in that position!

GSA's are meant to bolster kids, and tell them that it's ok to be who they are, not to belittle and make fun of them!

and Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman