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Feb. 8, 2005 - Vol. 1 - Issue 2 The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally of Magazine of Mizzou

Features New short series: “Worse Than Me” Vagina Monologues Valentine’s Day: planning by heart Media stereotypes LGBT finance Reform Gay marriage in the heartland

insideOUT: new discussion

group hopes positive transformations will blossom


editor’s LETTER. .

Dear Readers, I hope you’re enjoying your second issue of shOUT! As we were preparing this issue, the Disturbed song, “Shout 2000” kept running through my head. You know the one: “Shout, shout let it all out. These are the things I can do without.” That’s kind of what this shOUT is about, too. We’re letting it all out, and we’re finding that something we can’t live without is a forum for our thoughts and concerns. Now we have one, and I urge all of you to take advantage of it. The “we” I’m talking about is the LGBT community, including allies. I started shOUT as an ally, and many others have joined me not just in support of the LGBT community, but in actually immersing themselves in a community that they care about. Gay or straight, I invite all of you to read the pages of shOUT and let us know what you think. This is only our second issue, so we know we have room to improve. That being said, I will also tell you that a dedicated staff worked hard to produce an issue that is vastly better than the first. We hope you enjoy! Julia Lusher Editor-in-Chief

a word from our SPONSOR. James Baldwin remains one of the greatest voices in American literature and social analysis, with messages that resonate today as much as they did when he wrote the majority of his works 40 years ago. In honor of February’s Black History Month I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of Another Country or Giovanni’s Room and explore what it meant for James Baldwin to be both openly gay and African American (both books are available in the LGBT Resource Center Library). Use Baldwin’s cue to take another look at your multiple identities and how their integration affects the way you see the world. Black History Month is also an excellent time to reflect on the reality that just as societal privilege often defines words like “doctor” or “C.E.O.” as male, privilege also too often defines “gay” as white. Baldwin ends his landmark work The Fire Next Time by exhorting readers to seize the responsibility for ending prejudice. While racial injustice was the salient issue of Baldwin’s time, the essence of his charge applies to discrimination of all types and reminds us that injustice anywhere is a threat to the basic humanity of us all.

Baldwin says, “Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise. If we – and now I mean the relatively conscious individuals, who must, like lovers, insist on or create, the consciousness of the others – do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare and achieve our country, and change the history of the world. If we do not now dare everything, the fulfillment of that prophecy, recreated from the bible in song by a slave, is upon us: ‘God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time!’” More importantly James Baldwin reminds us to never falter in our dreams: “I know that what I am asking is impossible. But in our time, as in every time, the impossible is the least that one can demand – and one is, after all, emboldened by the spectacle of human history in general, and American Negro in particular for it testifies to nothing less than the perpetual achievement of the impossible.” Adam Brigham LGBT Resource Center Coordinator

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worse than me...

a short series by Jim Holmes

I know of nothing better than catching someone with your words. The joy of letting someone know exactly what you think of them—my idea of heaven. This joy must be reserved for select times and select purposes; otherwise, you might lose all your friends. There are, however, those moments when someone needs to know exactly what kind of person he or she is. We’d been dating roughly a month. Nothing too serious, but it felt it could be leading that way: dinners and movies, long talks—the usual stuff. He made me laugh; I gave him things to laugh about. We were having fun until he suddenly stopped answering when I called, and when he did call back would only say he was really busy with school and work. I guess it was believable. The weekend came and I hoped for some time with him. When he finally returned my call, he informed me he’d declared it study night. Slightly pissed and refusing to stay in (even though that’s what I told him I was doing in hopes he’d invite me over), I called up one of my friends and headed over to his house. The night went well, and I had fun. There were a lot of people over, which kept my mind occupied. A few times I’d discuss the situation with people I thought might care, but the most I got was a hug or pat on the arm, and the much overused, “It’ll be okay. You’re probably just reading too much into things.” Around 1 a.m., things got interesting. He walked in. I heard his voice first and got excited. Maybe someone had called him, told him I was there, and he had come to see me. I ran into the hallway to see him and caught him holding another guy’s hand! Let me create our conversation for you: Me: “What the hell?” Him (stunned, scared, pissing himself): “Hey, I…uh…thought you said you were staying in tonight.” Me: “I could say the same of you. Who’s your friend?” Him: “This is…uh…” Me: “The reason you don’t answer my calls? Well, let me introduce myself.” I reached to shake the other guy’s hand. “I’m his boyfriend.” The poor guy looked terrified (both of them). A nice crowd was forming, and my anger was rising to the point of explosion. I really can’t remember the exact things I said to him, but I’ll try my best. Him: “I’m sorry. I was going to tell you. I’ve been…” Me: “Busy? I know, and now I know why. Are you that afraid to be honest? Honestly, one call is all it would have taken. An, ‘I just don’t see things going any further.’ I would respect you for that. But having to find out by seeing you show up with him? You are such a worthless person right now, and I feel sorry for anyone who dates you.” I turn toward the new guy. “I hope you know you’ll only be around until he finds someone worse than you.” I felt bad saying that, but at that moment I didn’t want to think he had found someone better than me. I didn’t give them time to respond. I walked into the bathroom and threw some water on my face. I came back out after someone told me they were gone. After the first five people I saw told me how sorry they were and offered their condolences, I felt sick and decided to head home to sleep it off. I got over it, like everyone does. Like I said, we weren’t anything serious to begin with. We had our time together and moved on. I still have to say though, that the best moment of the whole relationship was the time I told him off in front of everyone. He deserved it.

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neWS. By Paul Lampe

By Paul Lampe

Students discuss spirituality at insideOUT. Photo by Monique Quayle

It’s Wednesday night, just after dinner time, and a group of LGBT students from various ethnic, racial, class and gender backgrounds gather in the LGBT Resource Center to discuss an issue of great importance, not only to the LGBT community, but also to a world that becomes more diverse every day. This new bimonthly discussion group for LGBT students is called insideOUT. It was started after staff members of the LGBT Resource Center decided that a good number of LGBT students on campus had not been reached by previous programs. Meagan Young, a junior and cofounder of insideOUT along with Mandi Kenuam said, “Mandi’s and my own interests reached beyond any programs that were currently available, and we wanted to start a program that would allow an open discourse with other LGBT students. We felt that peer support and resourceful dialogue would blossom into positive transformation for the participants.” Dec. 1, was the kickoff of the insideOUT series. The discussion topic for the meeting was “Race Relations in the LGBT Community.” The second meeting was held on Jan. 26, and the topic of discussion was “Spirituality, Religion, and the LGBT Community.” insideOUT doesn’t shy away from controversial topics, but instead helps students to continue in a process of learning about others. Senior Jason Ksepka said, “Hopefully it will help us all be more tolerant and understanding.” Although the topics are controversial, the format is informal discussion. In describing the format, Meagan Young said, “Mandi and I are the leaders, but our roles are really to facilitate introductions, reiterate the purposes of the program, encourage respect and a safe atmosphere, and help the group to establish ground rules for the evening’s discussion. Then the conversation begins and lasts for over an hour, tackling the personal and political aspects of the evening’s subject.”

insideOUT deals with important issues that LGBT individuals face almost every day. Young added, “These broad subjects have led to other subjects such as family, coming out, friends, sex roles, stereotypes, systems of domination, faith, theology, ideology, sexuality, bigotry, same-sex marriage and a whole array of issues that LGBT individuals and their allies deal with in their daily existence.” The discussion topics at the meetings of insideOUT are sensitive but the attendance has been good, and the majority of the feedback has been positive. Young said, “From the feedback we received it seemed that everyone found our last discussion to be eye-opening and worthwhile. Most participants have come away from the discussions with new understandings of themselves and other participants. I think that the participants have really enjoyed the chance to talk and listen, weaving together a dialogue as diverse as our own beliefs and identities.” The next insideOUT meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center, 216 Brady Commons.

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vDAY.

entertainment MU 2005 Vagina Monologues

By Sarah Landolfi Four days after Valentine’s Day, picked-over boxes of Russell Stover candy will be sold at dramatically reduced prices, but this is not the only reason Feb. 18, 2005, will be a special day. It also marks the first, and the only, night The Vagina Monologues will be performed at MU. The show, to be performed at Jesse Auditorium, begins at 7:30 p.m. Katie Spencer, a counselor at The Women’s Center and coadvisor of the project, is excited. “It’s fabulous,” she said. “It’s just the spotlight, the

microphone, and the performers. It’s really powerful in there.” Spencer is not the only one who is eager to see the show come together at last. This particular production is made possible through the V-Day Campaign, which is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. In the words of

founder Eve Ensler herself, on http://www.vday.org, V-Day is “a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.” V-Day events are presented all over the country, and the proceeds go to further efforts to end violence against women. Locally, money raised by the event will be donated to The Shelter and the Leadership through Education and Advocacy for the Deaf Institute, Columbia organizations providing services to women who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

The Vagina Monologues got its humble start at MU in Conservation Auditorium a few years back. Katie Spencer, then the program coordinator in The Women’s Center, thought producing the show would be a good idea, so she worked with fellow MU students, faculty and staff, talked to some contacts and made it happen. It was a hit, and the following year, auditions were held and the process culminated

in an even bigger production. Last year, over twelve hundred people attended the event, and this year Spencer hopes to repeat the spectacular turnout. Though Spencer said that the main, overarching goal of the production is to end violence against women, there is also an educational aspect. “Women are taught that they’re not supposed to be sexual beings,” Spencer said. “The show teaches them that it’s okay to experience and enjoy their bodies.” In addition, the event has what Spencer called “a broad social justice focus.” “It’s not focused on a narrow vision of women’s issues,” she said. “It deals with racism, sexism, homophobia – we’re trying to give everyone a voice.” Speaking of giving voice to a wide variety of women, members of the LGBT community will find that certain aspects of the piece cater to them. For example, the piece “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” includes the story of a bisexual woman. So how is the production coming along? continued on page “Every year itʼs 6a new experience,” Spencer said So how is the production coming along?

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Vday.

entertainment

Valentine’s Day: Planning by Heart

By Justin Scott

Whether you want to pamper your lover or pamper yourself and friends on Valentineʼs Day, shOUT has created two perfect outings for you to enjoy on this upcoming day of love: one for readers with overflowing wallets, wanting to shower their partners in lavishness, and the other for those of you on a budget, wanting to conserve cash for other occasions. Either way, donʼt forget to make reservations on one of the busiest dining nights of the year.

Extravagant $$$ Two Day Trip to St. Louis Sunday, Feb. 13 Enjoy dinner at Duff’s in the Central West End. Serving almost every genre of food under the sun, Duff’s provides you with an eclectic dining experience. Just steps away from Coffee Cartel and everything else in the beautiful Central West End. $50 Enjoy the Fabulous Fox Theatre as it hosts Les Miserables. $120 Stay the night at the Ritz Carlton for $239/night. Another great option is the Omni Majestic at around $130/ night. Both are conveniently located and provide four star accommodations. Monday, Feb. 14 Have lunch at the King and I Thai restaurant in the Grand South Grand neighborhood. Just around the corner is a cute bookstore and a lot of fun, quirky shops to browse through post-lunch. $20 Take pleasure in Valentine’s Dinner with Jeanne Trevor at Brandt’s Market and Cafe on the famous Delmar Loop. Live jazz music and a four-course meal will ensure a memorable night. $120 Total - $420

- $530

Thrifty $$$ One Day Columbia Outing Monday, Feb. 14 Dine together at D’Agostinos Italian Restaurant. Enjoy live jazz music and fabulous food supported by a romantic and lively experience, at a reasonable price. $30 Treat yourselves to Sophia’s. Enjoy some of the best Crème Brule you will ever experience at this local restaurant just off Providence and Nifong. $5 Rent Playing by Heart from 9th Street Video. Starring Gillian Anderson, Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Phillippe and Jon Stewart, among others, you’ll follow them through their trials and triumphs with love. $4 Total - $39

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entertainment

vDAY.

Movie Guide

By Julia Luscher

Valentine’s Day. Some people sigh with dreamy eyes at the mention of the upcoming holiday while others cringe. shOUT has put together a list of romantic movies for sighers and cringers alike. Grab your lover or your best friend and a bag of popcorn as you sit down to laugh and cry at our favorite LGBT-themed romantic comedies.

Movies to watch with lovers Big Eden:

A successful New York artist returns to his hometown in Montana and finds that he is still in love with his best friend, or image of his best friend from years ago. While caught up in his own problems, he does not realize that someone is admiring him from afar until the whole town rallies to bring the two men together.

Kissing Jessica Stein:

A successful journalist distraught over numerous failed heterosexual relationships decides to shake things up and responds to a woman-seeking-woman classified ad. We follow Jessica Stein as she begins to discover her true identity and finds a blossoming romance along the way.

Trick:

Shy and slightly awkward Gabe meets sexually assured Mark, a stripper, on the subway. The two men find themselves attracted to each other and set off on a mission to find a place to be alone. Follow Gabe and Mark as their feelings for one another mature in the course of one hilarious evening.

MU Vagina Monologues continued... So how is the production coming along? “Every year it’s a new experience,” Spencer said “It’s great to see the women connecting, forging relationships and building community.” Performance committee co-chairs Jennah Beilgard and Molly Clark both hope that the event will raise awareness for women’s issues. “The performance is just one part of it,” Beilgard said. “It’s also about education and fundraising.” Clark added, “It gives women a voice to say, ‘we’re not supporting this culture of violence.’”

Movies to watch with friends Broken Hearts Club:

A group of young gay men show audiences that being average isn’t a bad thing, especially when you have a group of friends to support you day-to-day. When tragedy strikes the group, the men rally together in a showing of true friendship and love.

But I’m a Cheerleader:

Megan, the perfect cheerleader with the perfect football player boyfriend is different from her friends. Her parents, convinced she is a lesbian, send her off to a camp to “rehabilitate” her. Instead of treatment, Megan finds herself falling in love with one of her fellow campers.

Bedrooms and Hallways:

A man joins a therapy group to confront his social ambiguity. He finds solace and another form of therapy from the group in the shape of an unexpected relationship. This light-hearted romantic comedy is about untangling feelings to find happiness in doing your own thing.

She added, “It’s shocking, and it shocks people into paying attention.” “I hope people will feel moved to be involved in social justice,” she said. “They can challenge the status quo, get involved in politics, reach out and help someone – it’s about ending silence and oppression.” The bottom line? Members of this production team hope that their creation will get people thinking about social change. As Katie Spencer said with a grin, “This is all about changing the world.”

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opINION. the media...

By Paul Lampe

All LGBT individuals are gay, white, middle class, sexcrazed, drug-abusing, alcoholic men. Right? This is what the LGBT community is spoon fed by the media every day. LGBT individuals are not often thought of as individuals, but instead as a mass market. The real issue of LGBT rights in the United States has less to do with morals than with greed. Many LGBT individuals have even embraced the degrading culture society has associated with their sexuality. It is not only time to claim our freedom as one community, but also time to claim our freedom as individuals and human beings. Junior Kristen Topp said, “I would like it if the community was shown as we are. We are not all sex objects and, on the other side of the coin, we are not all activists.” It is hard not to stereotype individuals because of their background, but it is necessary to separate oneself from these stereotypical assumptions formed before there is any communication or experience with the LGBT community. The media does not have much of a problem with two people of the same sex sleeping together. What disturbs the media is the fact that this couple might not feel guilty for doing so and may live happily together with a family. Sophomore Kevin Hallgren said, “I would like to see programming that features more diverse families such as children with gay and lesbian parents or siblings.”

“It is not only time to claim our freedom as one community, but also time to claim our freedom as individuals and human beings.” The notion of showing LGBT individuals as part of the everyday fabric of our society is appreciated, but it can’t even be done in the world of cartoons. PBS has decided to pull an episode of the television show Postcards from Buster, in which an animated rabbit flies around the country and gets video post cards to send home to his friends. One episode was going to highlight American families and the diversity of our nation. Karen Pike and Gillian Pieper, a couple from Vermont, were going to be shown as one of the families along with their children. But after a complaint from Margaret Spellings, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, PBS decided to pull the episode. Even “SpongeBob Squarepants” is accused of being gay by James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, while creator Stephen Hillinberg said of his characters, “I consider them to be almost asexual.” Two shows that may have a better perception of LGBT life are Queer as Folk and The L Word.

Queer as Folk has characters that have different personalities, but unfortunately there is a lack of racial, ethnic and class diversity. Also, the show can embrace some unnecessary stereotypes. The L Word has more ethnic and racial diversity and even includes a bisexual character. These shows help to show that LGBT individuals are human beings because the characters have different personalities even if some stereotypes remain to be intrinsically valued in these shows. The real issue isn’t just how the media treats LGBT individuals; it is also how we treat ourselves and other LGBT individuals. If we are to gain the rights that we deserve, it is time to realize that we are not only a community, but also individuals with distinct personalities. We are not a market to be bought from and sold to, we are human beings.

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A Call to Open Arms

opINION. By Eric Arevalo

Money. Is it the root of all evil? I cannot say for certain. However, I do understand that things are not always as they appear. Have you had enough of my platitudes yet? I have. Something I have noticed in life is that privilege likes to play dress-up. Let me tell you who is wearing Mommy’s (or possibly Daddy’s) high heels this time: A Facebook group that likes to call itself LGBT Finance Reform. The name may look harmless and even boring at the first read. After all, we are not interested in things like finance reform. It sounds like math to me. LGBT Finance Reform, in short, is a group of people who are advocating for the de-funding of the LGBT Resource Center. The main premise of their argument is that their student activity fee dollars support the Center, which in turn promotes a mission statement contrary to their beliefs.It would seem that the group is all about monies. Though neither my comrades on the U.S. Supreme Court nor I agree with LGBT Finance Reform’s position on student activity fees, I can still appreciate an objection on ideological grounds. But if the group is thinking only dollar signs, then why is their group not about finance reform in general? Many campus departments spend money in ways with which they may disagree, yet the group is specifically concerned with LGBT finance reform. This fact indicates to me that another factor is causing them to target the Center. Agents of social change, on your mark! The LGBT Finance Reform Facebook group serves as a reminder; tolerance is a moral ideal that requires ongoing effort in order to achieve. Drop your weapons of words and arguments you may be using to counter the group’s faulty claims. Like Beethoven’s mythical piano, the group’s arguments have no legs upon which to stand. Instead, funnel your energy into activities that allow you to model the virtues for which you are striving. OUTreach, a program sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, is a great place to begin. You will, in addition to raising awareness of LGBT people and issues at Mizzou and in the community, also learn important lessons of how to improve your own tolerance of people different from yourself. It is important to constantly demonstrate the values for which you are advocating. Through OUTreach, you will be able to do just that. Triangle Coalition is another avenue to consider. Its purpose is to create and maintain a supportive environment for LGBT and ally students. It is also an excellent way to get connected to others who care about bettering the community. I met my two best friends in the world through Tri-Co. Use your energy wisely. Remember that you have the ability to create a tolerant atmosphere every day. When the debate is framed in terms of dollars instead of people, LGBT Finance Reform attempts to distract you and everyone else from the fact that they may be uncomfortable or inexperienced with LGBT people and issues. Censoring the Center is the antithesis of the college experience, which is about understanding and education. You can find out more details about OUTreach and Triangle Coalition at the LGBT Resource Center. The Center also has a couch, but promise not to blame me if you get too cozy to leave.

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Marriage in the Heartland

With gay marriage becoming legal across the globe and in select states in the United States, a friend and I wondered how the heartland is dealing with the change. It was Patrickʼs idea to pretend to be a couple in love and ready to get married. We created our story, memorized it, practiced our parts, and headed out to various jewelry stores around town with a faux straight couple in tow. They served as a means to compare who received service most quickly, but in most missions they simply served as the ones we turned to for help in choosing our rings. First off, boy do we gay boys have it made! Patrick and I had expected the rings to cost around $2,000 to $5,000. This is very much not the case. In fact, a ring of white gold and no diamonds costs about a measly $250. Add eight to twelve 1⁄4Store Tuckers Kay Hurst Zales Gordons

ST 13 0 2 1 1

TS 13 18 10 12 14

Attentiveness 4 5 4 1 4

nice, the man skirted the issue that two men were getting wedding bands together. He did not ask anything about our wedding or the circumstances. Kay – Rating 4.9 Upon the instant we arrived, a man greeted us. Brian, our sales associate, realized our situation almost instantly and even opened up to us about his recent (six months and two days ago) marriage to his wife. He talked to us about the different metals and styles almost to the point Tuckerʼs provided us. We felt incredibly comfortable talking about anything with him. We exchanged stories of shopping at other stores and had a few laughs. He seemed very sensitive to our situation and did not push anything on us, always listening to what we had to say, not just hearing it. Kayʼs service was actually so

Comfort 3.5 5 3 0 2.5

carat diamonds, and the price rises to $500 to $1,200. Some places charge extra for a warranty and engraving. Judging the establishments on nine different criteria, we set the max rating at five and lowest at zero. Attentiveness - Comfort - Timing - Selection - Quality - Warranty -Engraving-Knowledge - Pricing Tuckers – Rating 4.7 We arrived to the store and the straight couple was quickly greeted but we were not. Once finished doing business with them, it took 13 minutes before he brought his attention to us. Once he started talking to us, he explained, in detail, why we should choose one metal over another. He obviously had a great knowledge of the metals and the processes they use to make each ring. While the service was quite

Timing 5 5 2 3 3

Selection 5 5 3 2 3

Quality 5 5 3 2 3

Warranty 5 5 2 2 3

perfect that we felt the need to go back to the store and let the sales people there know just how happy we were with them. Hurst – Rating 2.4 The third stop on our search was less than rewarding. The service was quick; taking only seconds once we entered to get attention; however, the service given to us was less than stellar. The woman at the counter improperly explained to us the qualities of the different metals and did not give any help in choosing a ring style. Overall, we did not feel that she was very knowledgeable about the product or services she was trying to sell. Listening was definitely not one of her skills; never taking what we told her into consideration, we seemed to run around in circles in choosing a ring. The attendant never made eye contact and did not seem at all interested in finding out any personal information

about us. There was definitely an air of discomfort with the whole situation. Zales – Rating 1.8 Zales was quite easily the worst of the bunch. We were greeted, oh wait…we were not. We found our sales associate and called him over towards where we were standing at the wedding bands. We asked our usual string of questions and offered our usual banter about the wedding, our family, etc. When we asked why the rings were hollow, yes, hollow, he informed us that it made it easier for them to do work on them. While our associate from Kayʼs laughed with us, our associate from Zales laughed at us. Yes, my friends, he laughed while we were in the store, and as we left. He laughed until we could not see his face anymore. Engraving 5 5 0 3 0

Knowledge 5 5 2 1 3

Pricing 5 4 3 2 3

Total 4.7 4.9 2.4 1.8 2.7

Gordonʼs – 2.7 Our final stop on our wedding ring search was Gordonʼs Jewelry. The best way to describe Gordonʼs is to mix Zales and Hurst, then take the average of both. Entering the store we had two clerks. The male clerk passed us by, but the female clerk took a stab at us, taking her time to get to our section of the store. She was obviously a little taken aback once she realized that the wedding rings were for the two of us. It went well enough for most of the time. She did laugh a few times at things that were not appropriate. In the end, Tuckerʼs Fine Jewelry and Kayʼs both won hands down. Not just for their gay friendliness but for the quality of the products and services. We feel we can highly recommend either of these fine establishments.

By Justin Scott and Patrick Buckalew

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coMICS. The Misadventures of Jonathan and Annabelle

By John Doerflinger and Mandy Hall

New this semester from the Womenʼs Center

Feminism & Men Discussion Series

Of course men can be feminists! Sexism is bad for men, too! Being a feminist man in our culture is a different road, but challenging mainstream masculinity offers many rewards. Come to this discussion to learn more about men, feminism and gender oppression and meet others who share anti-sexist values. Safe Space Training The Safe Space Program is designed to help LGBT people identify supportive offices and people. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to become Safe Space allies.

Upcoming Trainings: *Tues. 2/15 & Thur. 2/17, 12 – 1 (Attendance at both is required)

*Wed. 3/2, 4:00 – 5:30 *Mon. 3/14 & Wed 3/16, 12– 1 (Attendance at both is required) *Thursday

3/31, 4:00 – 5:30

To sign up or ask questions please call the LGBT Resource Center at 884-7750 or visit our website at http://www.missouri.edu/ ~lgbt/safespace.html

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shOUT Staff Julia Luscher - Editor-in-Chief/Writer Eric Arevalo - Writer Adam Brigham- Sponsor/Writer Patrick Buckalew - Writer John Doerflinger - Comic Writer Mandy Hall - Comic Artist Jim Holmes - Writer Mandi Kenuam - Graphic Designer Paul Lampe - Writer Sarah Landolfi - Writer Justin Scott - Writer Monique Quayle - Photographer

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