Mailbox: "Being Gay" Strikes a Chord

I wanted to thank you for writing the piece on being gay at Ithaca.

I was not comfortable being out when I was a student there in the early 1990s, feeling much social pressure and hearing many oppressive statements.

I am glad to see that the school is addressing this issue head-on and not assuming that it is not an issue anymore. This makes me much more comfortable when discussing my experience with nieces, nephews, and former students; it is one thing to say the College is accepting of all peoples, and another for students to feel that way.

Ralph Chartier '96
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania