I went to my college's LGBT welcome dinner (which had all sorts of booths set up and at which I was able to relax a few automatic barriers and allow people to assume, correctly, that I am not straight, rather than carefully trying to discourage that...basically, I finally felt really safe being gay, and it was awesome). I also talked to someone from a rape crisis hotline who was talking about their program and asking that I spread the word about it, and direct people there if they need it, and I said that the place I've had stored in my memory bank for that sort of situation, to mention to people who might need support or whatever, was Scarleteen dot com. They asked what that was, I said that it's basically sex-positive, feminist sex ed, and pretty much awesome, and they asked me for the name again, wrote it down, and thanked me for the info. Yay! I love being able to help people!!
I also got to pet a twelve year old dog that one of the Gender and Women's Studies ladies brought. So that was pretty great too. Doggy!
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Yeah, helping's great! It feels good too, even if you don't get a big thank you EVERY single time you help out. In fact, it's better if you don't expect it because it feels nicer just knowing that you're helping, and when someone thanks you (which will still be reasonably often) it feels even better!
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