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Sam should be judged on talent

When NBA center Jason Collins openly came out as gay in April 2013, it was only a matter of time until more professional athletes would follow his example.

Letter to the Editor

I just wanted to thank the Campus Times, especially Christian Orozco, for the article last Friday (“ Kennan fights for justice,” Oct. 11). I only hope that some people will read it and become involved in one or more of the many causes we need to fight for right now

Commentary: Collins’ courage will change sports culture

<i>Commentary</i>: Collins’ courage will change sports culture

It has been long overdue. Finally an active member of one the four major sports leagues in the United States has come out as an openly gay man.

Policy would not help gay scouts

In an attempt to prevent further backlash received over the past few months, the Boy Scouts of America announced in April its proposal to allow gay boys into its ranks – but still no gay adult troop leaders.

Letter to the Editor

Thank you, Jason Collins. The courage and dignity that it took to reveal your true identity is very inspiring.

Gay athletes find ‘Fearless’ way to speak up

Students and student athletes filled Villalobos Hall at Whittier College on Tuesday to hear Jeff Sheng, the creator of “Fearless,” speak.

Homophobia quickly dissipating

Years ago an individual’s announcement of being gay came with a tidal wave of shock and campaigns questioning the morals of society.

Sexuality is not a bandwagon

Sexuality is not a bandwagon

With the amount of vulgarity that families are exposed to on a daily basis in the United States. I can understand that there are entire groups devoted to protecting the family environment.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal is a start

On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which was introduced in 1993 by President Clinton and allowed homosexual members of the military to serve only if their sexuality remained secret or unreported, was finally repealed.

Judges can put aside personal beliefs

Proposition 8 has been debated in court since the 2008 elections. The last ruling on it came last summer by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. He ruled that the measure was an unconstitutional violation of gay Californian’s civil rights.

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