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?

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Congressman Barney Frank To Speak at Amherst College April 16

April 5, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Congressman Barney Frank (Dem., Mass.) will give the keynote address at the sixth Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Alumni Weekend at Amherst College on at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall. The event is open to the public at no charge.