College is about learning, right?
Okay, so maybe we're still working on the academic learning thing. But here's the thing, I've learned a whole lot about the wide world of homo stuff here at university.
1. You'll find gay friends in the oddest of places
Yes, going to pride groups and feminist groups on campus are bound to be filled to the brim with lesbians. But as I've discovered, people in the dining hall wearing "Wish You Were Queer" t-shirts make just as good conversational partners. You just have to look around!
2. Your newest tinder match might live right next door
Okay this is very specific but this actually happened. I got very bored and decided to venture into the world of Tinder, with...mixed results. But we'll get into that later. As it turns out, the first girl I got matched with asked if we knew each other...and we did. She lives just a few doors down in my building, same hall and same floor. So it goes.
3. Pride clubs are the place to be
, I went to my first Pride themed club (but I had attended the progressive student club and the feminist student club during the week before that). And it is a whole different animal than anything I've experienced before. My high school didn't have a GSA so this is the first time I've been in an environment like a pride group. And it's hella. I felt so included and heard, and I can't wait to go back.
4. Your roommate's boyfriend might think you're gonna steal his girl
Okay. So the first day of college, my roommate asked me what she needed to know about me (and yes, I have consulted with her and she knows she will be making regular appearances here). I told her that I was a giant homo (in...straight-person-speak), and while she was super supportive, but her boyfriend? Not so much. He heard lesbian and jumped to "predatory", so I must routinely remind him that I am not in love with his girlfriend and also she's not my type anyway, which seems to at least temporarily satiate him.
Source: my mom (this is me and my roomie Lauren!)
5. It gets a little overwhelming
Before I got here, I heard quite a bit of well-meaning advice from older lesbians. This advice almost always had something to do with college girls being "easy". I thoroughly hate that term in general (which is a super good idea for an article I'm filing that away!). But I've discovered something fascinating, and that is people's reactions to lesbians. Now obviously, my college campus is not religious, and is in the middle of a pretty big city. But people really...like it. They'll seek out my company or ask me questions just to increase their queer skills. And there are a lot of girls that are looking. A LOT. So are college girls easier? No, because people are not video games. But there sure are a lot of LGBT+ cuties around.
So, there you have it. Tune in next week to find out if things are just as gay as they were before (spoiler, it will be.)
Elli the Intern
Elli the Intern
Elli Streifer is a full time college student, with a little bit too much to say about Harry Potter, outer space and intersectional feminism (among other things). She's an American Sign Language major, probably uses too many emojis and is as gay as the day is long. 50% of the Bobo Academy BlogSquad. Currently blogging out of her dorm room in Boston, Massachusetts. Tweet at her, she's always looking for ideas.