Preparing for gender-variance
Bellevue College in Washington state now offers applicants seven different options for their gender: “feminine, masculine, androgynous, transgender, gender neutral, other, and prefer not to say.” The college says the question will help it create better services and classes for gender-variant students.
$1,000 in singles
A Minnesota man was charged with disorderly conduct for “making it snow” dollar bills on Mall of America shoppers, causing a ruckus as people raced to grab the bills. Serge Vorobyov says he dropped his last $1,000 in singles on shoppers as a statement of gratitude for being alive, despite his having a horrible year. “I wanted to do some sort of pay-it-forward kind of thing,” he said. “I don’t see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct.”