I really should be studying for my Analysis final right now, but...
It’s been a year since my Grandma died. I have tried to put a good face on because it’s finals and I need to get through, and the people I would normally talk to about things like this also have finals.
I lost my cool in front of one of the first years today, but otherwise it’s been manageable. I really want to curl in a ball and be by myself for a couple hours, but I really need to work. But there’s only so much I can hold in until after finals.
And I still haven’t entirely made peace with the fact that while my Grandma died a year ago today, I wasn’t informed of this until what will be a year tomorrow. At 4:30pm. My parents didn’t want to mess up my French final. While it was considerate, I think I have a right to be pissed. My RD knew before I did.
So this day has a lot of pent up sadness and rage behind it, and I can’t even really deal with it right now because of these stupid finals.
“Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look, or behave… To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support, or feel isolated, and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone. People around the globe are working hard to support you, and to bring an end to the injustices and dangers you face. That is certainly true for my country. And you have an ally in the United States of America. And you have millions of friends among the American people.”—
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Giving vocal support to the plight of oppressed LGBT persons worldwide, at a meeting of diplomats in Geneva. Clinton’s speech is being hailed as a landmark event in terms of U.S. foreign policy towards LGBT rights, and dovetails with the Obama administration’s memo earlier today pledging foreign aid support for the same cause. After her speech, she received a standing ovation. (via karadin)
Hillary Clintonnnnn. I like having her as an alumn.