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LGBTQ Athletes Still Search for Place at Whitman

Quin Nelson

February 13, 2014

LGBTQ athletes who choose to play for the Missionaries sometimes face clashing ideals. While the college prides itself on being progressive and inclusive, the sports world can often be rigid and conservative. When these perceived opposites meet, which wins out? Although Whitman's accepting environment has c...

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Libby Arnosti

April 4, 2013

For the first 18 years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn't think he knew anybody who was gay. Since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, however, he has spent much of his time standing in front of college athletes around the country discussing the importance of recognizing and supporting...

Athlete Ally sparks conversation in Northwest Conference

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Peter Clark

February 16, 2012

Athlete Ally is an organization that encourages athletic communities to welcome and respect all individuals involved in sports regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression. Athlete Ally was first introduced to the Whitman College campus in the fall of 2011, and the organization's influence con...

Athlete Ally spreads to Whitman athletics community

Libby Arnosti

October 13, 2011

With debate about gay rights dominating national politics and rainbow stickers slapped on laptops all over Whitman campus, it is clear that in recent years, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) issues have been brought to the front of the American consciousness. As a nation we are moving gradually...

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