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“GenderQueer: A Story from a Different Closet” explores the complexity of gender

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

When author and lecturer Allan D. Hunter set out to write out a personal history to better understand ideas about identity, the author realized that the story did not have to remain private. Hunter realized that his words could impact a wider range of people “This book is the coming out and coming-of...

Is America Ready for a Gay Athlete?

Dylan Snyder

April 7, 2013

Note: Before I even begin this piece I would like to acknowledge the fact that this may be seen as a point of contention. I would like to say that I in no way mean any offense to anyone and apologize in advance if I do so. In the United States today we are currently witnessing a new civil rights m...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman

May 3, 2012

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: "I guess, to tell you, I'm gay," he says hesitantly. Garza's experience of being in the closet at Whitman may not be as atypical as it seems. While...

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