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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.
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.
Thank you, Jason Collins. The courage and dignity that it took to reveal your true identity is very inspiring.
Students and student athletes filled Villalobos Hall at Whittier College on Tuesday to hear Jeff Sheng, the creator of “Fearless,” speak.
Years ago an individual’s announcement of being gay came with a tidal wave of shock and campaigns questioning the morals of society.
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.
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allowed homosexual members of the military to serve only if their sexuality remained secret or unreported, was finally repealed.
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.
On April 15, the University of La Verne’s Sneaky Park, a place usually filled with students talking and laughing, was the location of Rainbow Alliance’s Day of Silence demonstration.
Although the University of La Verne may not be exclusively known for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups most people know that we have one. Unlike some university campuses the LGBT community here has an on-campus presence: we have the Rainbow Alliance club.