Letter to the Editor: Congrats, you’re gay!


I write in response to Patrick Lagua’s April 23 letter to the editor (“Why should I hide my identity at graduation?”). Give me a break. Just because a student is homosexual doesn’t mean that his or her accomplishment of graduating college is less significant or more significant than any other student. Why does it matter what one’s sexual preference is? Nobody is making any assumption as to whether or not your are gay. And if you are gay, why should anybody care? You should be proud of who you are. Whether or not you have come out of the closet to your family and friends is not the school’s responsibility. I don’t understand why you need to have an additional graduation. Why can’t we all just celebrate your accomplishment together? Congratulations, you’re gay. Let’s move on.

Anne Lavigne

Sophomore, Human Development