1 Easy Way to Save the Lives of LGBT Youth

October 9, 2011 § 2 Comments


With the recent suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, light has once again been shed upon the need to resolve lgbt suicide. A necessity of our progress towards ending teen suicide, GLAAD’s work to improve the media presence of the lgbt community, is not just powerful but is unmatched in its fervor for change. As an athlete whose community seems like a final battleground for achieving acceptance, I recognize the unparalleled impact GLAAD has on youth involvement in sports.

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Gay College Experiences: Ryan Moothart

September 27, 2011 § 3 Comments

This is one part of a series recounting the first college experiences and the lessons learned of Freshman at Georgetown University.
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1st installment: Gay College Experiences: Evan Sturrett
2nd installment: Once Battered and Bruised, Now Better Than Ever

I was trying to think of a fancier title, like “My College Experience: The Good, the Bad, and the Nights I Don’t Remember” or “My College Experience (or how I learned to grab life by the horn, mix cliches, and dive right in),” but in the end I decided to not try and get clever, especially when it’s not my strong suit. My name is Ryan Moothart. I’m 24 and graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon last year. I’d like to share my college experience with you all and, just maybe, at least one reader will find it helpful. « Read the rest of this entry »

Gay College Experiences: Evan Sterrett

September 23, 2011 § 13 Comments

This is one part of a series recounting the first college experiences and the lessons learned of Freshman at Georgetown University.
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Hey guys, I’m Evan Sterrett. I, too, am from Pennsylvania. As you would expect, I hail from a small, rural, conservative environment. I am gay (of course) and I’ve been out (mostly) for only around a year. In this regard, I seem to be a “late bloomer,” for it took me some time to accept my sexuality in an atmosphere completely void of positive gay examples. After confiding in a few trusted friends, I knew that I must come out to my parents before I left for Georgetown, otherwise I would continue living an unhappy, secretive double-life.

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Once Battered and Bruised, Now Better Than Ever

September 20, 2011 § 7 Comments

This is one part of a series recounting the first college experiences and the lessons learned of Freshman at Georgetown University.

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Being the linguistics major I am, I have assembled a vast treasure trove of adjectives that accurately describe who I am: caring, honest (most of the time…), trusting, brave, people-pleasing (just don’t piss me off), altruistic to a fault, intelligent, friendly :), Christian, authoritative, cosmopolitan, snazzy, and goal-oriented. A veritable repertoire of characteristics, huh? You might notice that “gay”, “homosexual”, or “queer” didn’t make the cut« Read the rest of this entry »

The Gay College Experience, It Is What You Make It

September 19, 2011 § 12 Comments

For the first time my heart raced at the words ushered exhaustively all throughout my childhood though they never phased me before. “Be cautious,” I was told by Georgetown’s lgbtq resource head, “the athletic community here may not be the most accepting.« Read the rest of this entry »

Gay Visibility, a Necessity for Change

August 31, 2011 § 9 Comments

Will, Rosie, and Mark. Three people who I had very few real connections with as a child, unknowingly shaped my mindset and prepared me for my future – a future I would quickly and easily embrace instead of one which would end in suicide…

An Athlete Dumps His MVP

July 7, 2011 § 6 Comments

His eyes glazed over as we talked, sitting Indian style on a burgundy wicker bench on my front porch – the same one where weeks earlier we danced in our recreated prom scene. This time, there was no music but the sweet sound of crickets chirping in the fading light of the afternoon. Dusk quickly settled and with it, settled the conflict of our breaking up. We never shied away from it… there was no angst or maltreatment… just fading feelings. My fading feelings to be exact. « Read the rest of this entry »