It was sort of a celebration. It was sort of a shame.
On Monday, people had the opportunity to participate in National
Coming Out Day.
Perhaps they were coming out for the first time, perhaps they
were telling a family member or perhaps they were supporting a
The stereotypes that surround homosexuality in this country are
undeniable to anyone of any sexual orientation. Historically,
stereotypes have led to misjudgments and characterizations that
have segregated a sector of the population that deserves to be
judged on its individual merits.
You may agree with homosexuality, you may disagree, but as
Americans we should respect each individual’s pursuit of happiness
Monday offered an opportunity for people of the Fort Collins and
CSU communities to see that there is a large population of gay
students and citizens. But one has to wonder how many students may
still have been scared into staying off the Lory Student Center
Plaza and staying in the closet because of existing
It is sad that in a free society people have to have a
designated day to express who they truly are.