Come Out and Play

By William Sweet

Photo by Kate Beemer ’15

[Student Life] “If you can swim, you can swim.”

“If you can row, you can row.”  

So begins a video that Amherst athletes and staff created last spring for the You Can Play Project, a national effort advocating respect for all collegiate athletes, regardless of sexual orientation. It offers a simple yet profound message: “Gay or straight, if you can play, you can play.”

Insights: Gay at Amherst, 1966-70


By Eric Patterson ’70

When I started Amherst in September 1966, what did our society say about gay people?

Americas Quarterly: Latin American Gays: The Post-Left Leftists

Political science professor Javier Corrales penned this  piece about the strategies of LGBT advocacy groups in Latin America.

The Path-Breaker