But there's also a new event in town tonight that might be of interest to some: for the first time, KU is adding a special graduation ceremony, the Lavender Ceremony, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students. In this ceremony, "instead of the typical academic robes and gowns, participants are encouraged to wear whatever they’d like." (LJ-World).
Chip: "I'll bet the costumes will be fabulous. Isn't that a gay word? Am I allowed to use that word?"
The announcement of the ceremony prompted the usual wave of homophobia on the LJ-World talkbacks, but most of the comments have been removed at this point, leaving only a few enraged frat boys there to bicker with the Larryville liberals:
ChiHawkInKS says: "I just want to be honored as a straight man... thats all. Where is my ceremony?"
Also in the talkback mix, as always, is "BarryPenders," the legendary and ever-present talkbacker who ends every post with a bitter "Darwin bless you all." We can rarely understand his thoughts, but we find him endlessly fascinating and want to meet him.
"This sounds like PAD 'Profiling'.
But, that is the hypocracy of PADs. Mexican Lawbreakers are 'Profiled' out to break residency laws of the country.
C'est le vie for PADs.
Stimulus, PAD Hypocracy, and Posercare live unprecedented
Darwin bless us all"