Come to the Intersection
For me, it was like this is what an LGBT environment should be like, normal people hanging out and just having fun.
When we have our dance parties, someone turns on some music from a computer and we all just dance. We might turn the lights off but we all just dance. It’s always fun.
The Intersection itself is this really cute little space with some comfy couches and this table where you can either chat or eat. And there are computers on the side.
Well, the Intersection is right next to the Red Barn.
It’s a safe environment.
I laugh every day in the Intersection.
It’s right there in the middle of campus. It’s real easy to just drop by and say hi and meet some new people and hopefully make some connections.
I don’t fall into these stereotypical gender norms or I don’t perform this way. So it’s that place where you can just let your guard down and be who you are. And actually know that people care about you for being you.
I know that I can go there and be me, and no one judges me for being me.
I think the Intersection is an awesome, just like kind of safe space, just where everybody comes together and you do homework. And you know, I think everybody supports each other. It’s a good support system, and the space definitely provides us area where we can give each other support.
I mean, it’s just evolving as much as the group is.
The Intersection to me is like my home away from home. It’s where I spend my time on campus when I am not in classes. It’s a place where you can go, you can study there…maybe, if you try hard. You can hang out, you can really get to know people, really develop some of the relationships you may make by being involved with the other RSOs on campus that are LGBT-oriented. It’s kind of the gathering place for all of us so we can intermingle between the groups and get to know each other between the groups and really just kind of further our bond and have our place where we know we’re safe regardless of what else is happening on the campus.
It’s definitely a warm, inviting place. There’s books, if you like books.
Very crazy at times, but in a good way. You don’t get a lot of studying done, to be perfectly honest. But it’s just a nice place to, like, network and just hang out with your friends, eat lunch, talk about the weather, whatever.
I think that the more voices we have, the stronger our message is heard. I think that the more people that get involved and the more that the campus and the city sees that there is not just ten of us, or 20 of us, that there’s… We are integrated everywhere. We are part of this community and we are part of the city, and we should be treated as such.