Thank-you for your hard work this semester and for the rich, complex, personal, political, funny, heart-breaking, complicated, fascinating and compelling conversations we had in class over the course of the semester. As many of you reflected in your learning analyses we began with the concepts of gender, sex, and sexuality and built on those to explore various identities, life-stories, and histories. Whether you came in wth little knowledge and an open heart, or with personal experience within Lgbt communities and a thirst for more information, you have all learned and grown this semester and it has been a pleasure to be a part of that experience!
Getting a PhD is a long haul, I am finishing up my fifth year and going into my sixth, and hopefully last year at UMD. This course, LGBT 200, may be the last I teach at UMD, and I am grateful for such a great last semester. It was wonderful to teach a new class and explore a subject I care deeply about. Thank-you, each and every one of you for the part that you played in class.
Please feel free to keep in touch with me as you continue at UMD and venture beyond after graduation. I love to hear from my students and to learn what they are up to. To all of you graduating seniors (of which our class had many): congratulations!!! I hope these next few days are full of excitement and wonder at a job well done. You made it! And deserve recognition for your accomplishments.
Grades have been submitted, which means that the semester is officially over. However, I will keep posting to the blog when I see interesting queer/Lgbt events happening in the area, and you are also welcome to keep posting to it as well.
I have posted already several queer events happening in DC in the next few weeks. Note that many of them are welcoming to allies as well. I hope to see some of you in the near future!
All the best,