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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Closet Door

        My closet door has opened up more this weekend.  I came out to my three best friends on Friday evening.  We were sitting and talking & two of them asked me if I was interested in anyone down at school and if it was a man or a woman.  I told them that it was a woman.  One of my friends just shouted "CALLED IT!!"  Apparently they had discussed which one of us would be gay before.  It's nice knowing that I don't have to change pronouns, or sneakily check a woman out around them now.  Also TGIF's restaurants have really attractive waitresses.  Have a safe July 4th, don't mix fireworks & alcohol.  Stay cool!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Supreme Court DOMA Ruling

       This is extremely delayed news, I am sure you guys have heard all about it.  The Supreme Court has made DOMA & California's Proposition 8 (ban of same-sex marriage) unconstitutional.  My facebook feed exploded with the news that "gay marriage has been legalized!", & etc.  Yet this isn't the entire truth.  What these court cases have decided that the general masses are forgetting (at least to my eyes) include some of the following.  This court case does not affect the 37 states' constitutions that have banned gay marriage.  Meaning that gay and lesbian married couples have full federal benefits of heterosexual marriages, but ONLY in the 13 states that have legalized gay marriage.  Although now the Pentagon is saying that the LGBT members of the armed forces will be allowed benefits for their partners, something that wasn't done before.
      I am glad that the LGBT community is finally gaining a little bit of ground in terms of rights, but it's frightening to hear that people still don't want us to marry.  Anyhow, hope you are all having a good summer, stay cool & hydrated!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sorry Readers

       Sorry for the lack of posts the past month, month and a half.  My summer job requires me to get up at 5 am, so I tend to go to sleep early.  Although weekends I tend to stay up until 2 am.  There are a number of good things about this job.  I have learned to get up before 10 am on the weekends, and how to drive a truck, and it's really nice being outside all the time.  I do admit that I need to drive more, but I am somewhat uncomfortable driving for work and I have no idea why.  I have been working every weekday this summer, so I haven't really had any interesting social things going on lately.  Hope you guys are all having an awesome summer.  And if you can go to a Metric concert, DO IT!!! She's a perfect mixture between a spunky pixie & an innocent fairy.