Monday, April 11, 2011

Welcome to the family!

If you're reading this blog, you're most likely either already a member of Unity or have been directed here by a member of our community. If by some chance you've just stumbled here, allow me to make some introductions.

This is the blogging space for Unity, the Gay-Straight Alliance at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Unity works to establish a community of respect and support for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, or non-identifying as well as heterosexual students who wish to participate in the GLBT community as Allies. Through outreach, activism, and community building, we hope to contribute to an environment of openness and safety in our school community, in the greater Arkansas community, and in our various hometowns and home states. Here on this blog you will find posts on various topics such as news relevant to our community, opinion and reflection pieces by members of Unity, and stories of how members of our community came to invite others into the truth of their lives as members of the GLBT community.

We speak of "invitation" as opposed to "coming out" for a number of reasons, which will be enumerated in a future post (stay tuned!). In the meantime, the goal of this blog will be in keeping with the goal of Unity - to encourage reflection and thoughtful, respectful discourse among members of our community and between our community and others.

If you have questions about the Hendrix community or Unity, or would like to submit an entry, whether a story, editorial, or simply an open-ended topic for discussion, feel free to email us at Happy reading!

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