I am a lesbian going into Mechanical Engineering. This blog is meant to do two things: a.) relieve the stress on myself from being closeted, and b.) to let people know that there are members of the LGBT community in engineering fields.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
LGBT Center on College Campuses
There was one time where I did visit the LGBT center at my school. My roommate had gone out of town, and they were having a movie night. This was about a year ago, and I haven't gone back since. I've been meaning to, but that time I went I still felt like an outsider. No one else seemed to understand what it was to be a minority in the engineering world twice over (one as a female, two as a lesbian). They were nice people, but I just couldn't relate. They all seem to be in fields where members of the LGBT community were accepted, whereas there is still seems to be a lot of stigma in engineering.