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.

If you want to contact me, you can send an email to lgbt.engineer@gmail.com

Monday, May 27, 2013

Boy Scouts

       The Boy Scouts have finally voted on allowing gay students join troops.  They still don't allow gay troop leaders though.
       I know before the vote a number of Eagle Scout members would mail in their badges, protesting the ban on gay teens.  I also remember reading that Girl Scouts accepted gay teens if they were refused from joining Boy Scouts.  However I know Boy Scouts is a lot better at keeping members than Girl Scouts is.  I always wished my Girl Scout troop had been more involved besides selling cookies.  I hope someday that the Boy Scouts will allow gay troop leaders.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Attraction Guidelines

Personal Guidelines of what I am attracted to in a woman:

(Not in any order)

  • Is bi-sexual or lesbian.  Sometimes this fails unfortunately, I have recently developed a crush on a woman who is clearly straight, but then again I main know straight engineers.
  • Don't fall for friends I've known for over a year and a half, unless they show a serious interest and effort in a more intimate relationship.
  • Likes the outdoors, hiking, gardening, etc.
  • Enjoys food, either cooking or eating or both
  • Listens to a wide variety of music
  • Able to go for a few days or a week without constant communication.  This may seem like a weird rule, but I'll explain.  I am a very independent person, I understand that other people have their friends and I have mine, I also get irritated if I am around one person for extended periods of time.
  • We can talk about anything, but we don't have to know everything about one another
  • They know how to press my buttons.  Most of the time I only let people get to my core emotions or secrets when they only ask certain questions or make me angry.
  • Spontaneity exists, yet is not there all the time
  • Someone who enjoys learning, understands some science, is passionate about their field.
  • Has some curves, I've never understood how extremely skinny people are attractive, sorry but I don't
  • Able to make fun of one another, this is a must. I always bicker with people I am comfortable around
  • No pigtails, I hate pigtails; any other hairstyle is fine
That's about all I can think about for now, this one may be updated in the future.

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Number of Things

1.)  Minnesota legalized gay marriage!!! And only after a few months after the attempted vote to ban it!

2.)  I am sure most of you have heard of the private Catholic school administration firing one of their teachers after finding out she was a lesbian.  Here's a link to more info:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/carla-hale-update-gay-teacher-fights_n_3179138.html

3.)  I came to the realization during the last day of one of my thermodynamics class that I have developed a crush on a member of my study group, too bad she's in a relationship.

4.)  One of my best friends came out to me last week.  It's great knowing that someone in my group understands, yet it makes me feel a bit awful because I haven't said anything to them about my own sexuality.

Hope your summer is starting off fantastically, try to relax a bit!