Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Same-Sex Kiss Photo Mocks GU’s Legacy

To the Editor:

I was shocked to see the front page picture of THE HOYA on Friday, April 20, 2006 of students engaged in same-sex kissing.

This picture has no newsworthy purpose. As a third-generation Hoya, I care deeply about the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of this institution. While I firmly believe in diversity and the right of people to express their sexual identity, I do not think that flaunting homosexual activity is good for dialogue between students at Georgetown.

The only thing that this picture can generate is backlash and bigotry. I have friends at Georgetown who are gay and while I disagree strongly with their choice of lifestyle, I respect their choices.

This picture makes a mockery of our school’s tradition. Also, if there are professors on this campus who are forcing their students to engage in homosexual activity for educational purposes, that warrants an investigation from the administration.

Georgetown’s commitment to diversity is one of the things that make this campus special, but this picture goes over the line of decency and has no place on the front page of our respected and widely read student paper.

F.B Brogan, III (COL ’07)

April 21, 2006

 

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