Today's update is about the whole New York Times thing. I'm sure after last week's little teaser, you're all interested in knowing what happened. goes.

A week ago Saturday I got an e-mail. The subject line was simply "ny times trying to reach jessica anderson". I didn't know what to make of it. So I read it. It was forwarded to me from the faculty advisor of the LGBT group on campus. At first I was skeptical of it's legitimacy (oooo, big words), but I realized the e-mail originally came from an e-mail address. That's pretty legit.

Needless to say I was pretty ecstatic. I called my dad who said "but it's not money". That bothered me, but didn't really surprise me. He's still trying to find a job. Money is an issue. After talking to him, I told several friends. There was a lot of "Holy $h%t"'s exchanged between all of us. I replied to the e-mail and said I'd be more than willing to help.

On Monday at about 4:50 pm I got a call. The interview lasted about thirty minutes over the phone. It seemed to go really well. At the end, the interviewer said "Thank you. I really feel like I understand this a lot better now." That made me happy. She informed me that the article would be out in the next week or so. She had one thing she was looking to get more information about. I called her back the next day with the information she was looking for.

So, right now, I'm just waiting for the article to be published. I've been watching every day. If you see it let me know. It should be about the Transgender movement towards gender neutral bathrooms. When it does come out, I'm buying out the nearest newsstand of their stock.

On a quick sidenote, the reason they contacted me was due to the speech I gave to the University system Board of Regents last semester. There were several articles published in the state papers about it which quoted me extensively. The Times saw those and that spurned them contacting me. So that's pretty cool. Another quick note, this past Friday the Board of Regents officially passed the resolution adding Gender Identity and Expression to the University Non-Discrimination clause. SUCCESS!!!

So that's the update for today. Tune in tomorrow for another exciting episode of: Jessica's Life!!!!