"I bring my knees to my chest and hug them tightly, hoping I will be able to utter words I have been trying so desperately to say in public. “Well…I…I’m an athlete on the cross-country team…” The first part of my sentence is spoken, definitely the easiest part. This sentence is what I have hid behind, the sentence that has been my crutch and what I have always used to publicly identify myself as. I continue, “…and I’m gay…” My mind is racing, my heart is fluttering. I cannot believe the words that just came from my mouth."

"I think NESCAC schools attract a certain type of person that will be generally accepting or, at the very least, outwardly tolerant (though this isn’t ideal) of LGBT students. But, that’s it. It’s general. Having a Rainbow Room certainly helps, but it doesn’t make the vibrant gay life that 5 out of 5 stars would imply."