For those of us who are not out in all or certain spaces on campus, know that
your community is fighting to make this world a more welcoming place, and we’re here to support you regardless of your level of outness.
Remember, you are more than your degree, more than your activities, and more than your schedule. First and foremost, you’re a person, worthy of respect, care, and comfort, from others and yourself. Setting aside bits of time each day to care for yourself can help you be a more fulfilled, complete person.
Shattering binary structures isn’t just beneficial for people who live outside of them—although that should be reason enough, as an issue shouldn’t have to benefit the majority in order for it to be deemed worthwhile.
More research and dialogue needs to be done on LGBTQ sexual assault cases in order to tackle this issue, especially since our collective silence on it could be preventing survivors from speaking out and accessing resources.