In the Special Snowflake Olympics, Montclair State University is clearly winning. Big league.
According to Campus Reform, the New Jersey school now offers a “weekly discussion group” reserved only for LGBTQ students who are, and this is a real quote, “fat-identified.”
Campus Reform notes that this is one of six new exclusive meetings sponsored by Montclair State University’s official LGBTQ Center. According to the LGBTQ Center, the events are “closed to anyone who does not share the identity of that group.”
The school’s official website describes the group, called “F.A.B.,” which apparently does not stand for Fat Ass Bitches, but rather means Fabulous And Big, as “a weekly discussion group for LGBTQ+ individuals who describe themselves as bigger-bodied, fat-identified, plus-size, chubby, thick, etc. to discuss issues relevant to the community, examine intersections of identity, and discuss experiences.”
Because there are apparently scores of LGBTQ students who feel they must have their own special snowflake club, Montclair State University also offers separate and equally exclusive meetings for different types of LGBTQ kids.
These include “asexual, grey-A, and/or demisexual students,” ” bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid and queer-identified students,” “students in various stages of the coming out process,” “gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender-identified men,” “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students with physical, mental, chronic, or other disabilities,” “queer and trans students of color,” “students who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, agender, bigender, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, or any other non-cisgender or non-binary identity,” and finally “lesbian, bisexual, queer, cis and trans womyn.”
There is no word on whether the inevitably obese lesbians are allowed to attend the Fat Ass Bitches meetings as well.
Of all the events the university’s LGBTQ Center offers, only three are open to all LGBTQ students. The rest have a literal special snowflake, in the form of an asterisk, indicating they are for only certain types of LGBTQ students.
While we are in no way equipped to judge such a massive competition, this development should surely give Montclair State University several gold medals for diversity in the Special Snowflake Olympics.