Mailbox: "Being Gay" Strikes a Chord
"For the most of U.S. history, to be gay was to be secretive." When I was a student at Ithaca "gay" meant that a person was lighthearted and carefree. I'm sure we had homosexuals, as all societies have, but they weren't recruiting new members.
It hurts me to see Ithaca leading this movement. A few years ago I read in a student newspaper, here in Tennessee, where someone had stolen a gay pride flag at Ithaca College. Made me sad . . . not that the flag was stolen, but that it was reported as national news.
I hope that transgenders and like types don't ask for equal time.
My family has been connected to the College for many years; in fact, a building was named after a cousin. I have stopped donating to Ithaca and feel unhappy about this. My graduate school is still more interested in education, and I acknowledge them.
Gordon Lane '63