My apologies in the very first sentence for what I am about to do, gentle readers.  I just couldn’t help myself.  I know Mark Steyn will forgive me.

Here is the substance, such as it is:

Harvard has appointed Vanidy “Van” Bailey as the College’s first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. Bailey, the assistant director for education at the University of California, San Diego, will assume the new position on July 16.

Alas, this long overdue shattering of the BGLTQ ceiling was marred by the Harvard Crimson’s grossly insensitive coverage:

An earlier version of this article used the pronoun “she” to refer to Vanidy ‘Van’ Bailey, the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.

Oh dear.  What “new position” will “it” assume on July 16, and will there be video?

I’m so ashamed…