On Thursday we begin reading Stone Butch Blues (post still forthcoming). As well as lectures on "acceptance". I'm sorry but the lectures are going to be completely pointless.
By the time you hit college you pretty well are either going to be able to accept different people or you're not. You might become a little more comfortable with them on an individual basis, but your prejuducies are already in place.
Take me for example. I try to be open minded. I'm not racist or homophobic. Well no more so than most. I have my issues with the inner city kids. More their love for for loud obnoxious music than their skin.
Some of my best friends in High School were bisexual. Bothered me when they asked my opinion on how hot certain people were but... I dealt with it. Unfortunately I don't talk to any of them anymore. They were the type of friends you swear you'll keep in touch with but it's just not that important because you were friends by accident not because you had anything in common? Great for High School but once you move on to college it's "Oh do you remember Breezey? She was crazy. Wonder whatever happened to her." And then don't think about it again until the High School reunion. Yeah that kind of friends.
Speaking of friends I only have one that I've made any attempt to keep up with. Known her since fifth grade, forced upon each other by a teacher. Only to discover I was only a day older than her and we had the same taste in books. We've been friends ever since. Minus a few months in eighth grade when I was a bit of a slime mold. And yes, I admit that that was entirely my fault. Now she's engaged to this guy I've met once. Seemed nice enough I guess. He was nice enough to give us a chance to talk. He was a little spooky though. Just a tad too quite. Like he was deciding which part of my sister's show cows would taste best. Of course Chan was too so I suppose they're perfect for one another.
On the serial killer front the paper is progressing nicely. Albeit it's a tad spooky how many of these guys were never caught. And I'm not just talking Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer. There are a ton of them out there! Watch your backs!!!