Queerness is not a deficit that I was unfortunate to be born with, it’s an asset that both sets me apart from the crowd and connects me to so many others. By embracing myself as both a gay man and an athlete I have the ability to assure young people, who may be feeling the apprehension that I did, that gay people are not only all around us, but we don’t have to hide who we are to get respect.
She lost her daughter and husband to the mountains, and gave her life to public service: “We have to rise up."
John Long, an original Stonemaster, rolled into Yosemite in the early 1970s. He's learned a lot since then.