Here’s some inspiring news to start your week off right: Smith College will begin accepting transgender applicants effective this fall.
Christine Lagarde, first female managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has withdrawn from the Smith College 2014 graduation where she was slated to be the commencement speaker after students and faculty began protesting her inclusion in the ceremony.
Calliope Wong, a student currently winding down her time at Amity Regional Senior High School in Connecticut, believed her application to Smith College (a women's liberal arts college in Northampton, Mass. that used to be a husband-hunting lodge for wealthy, straight white women and now boasts a queer population…
"My fellow honorary degree recipients who I am so proud to be in the company of — we have an architect, and a climate scientist, a writer and I get to talk because I'm on Glee." So begins Jane Lynch's commencement speech at Smith College and it doesn't get any less charming from there.
In recent years, Smith College has been making efforts to improve its diversity. But one alum isn't happy about this. She would like less diversity, please — and she's written a letter warning Smith about the dire consequences of admitting fewer rich white ladies.
You know what's kind of funny about sexuality? It's surprisingly tough to talk about. Sex, that's easy (although certainly you could argue that, well, why talk about it…) Actions are simple and straightforward like that.