Mailbox: "Being Gay" Strikes a Chord

Bravo on “Being Gay at Ithaca.” I consider myself so lucky to have attended Ithaca College, where I could explore my own identity and affirm that of my peers. My experience at IC compelled me into full-time activism, most recently as the interfaith community organizer for the No on Prop 8 (marriage equality) campaign in California.

The life-saving impact of IC’s LGBT center, and the loving leadership of Lis Maurer, cannot be overstated. My heart goes out to the brave students who struggle with coming out on campus—and my gratitude lies with the allies who make it safer to do so.

Betty-Jeanne Rueters-Ward ’04
Oakland, California