Five swimmers from the University of Virginia wanted to champion diversity at their college -- and they nailed it with one simple message: "2 of us are gay. The other 3 don't care."
— Parker Camp (@ParkerCamp1) April 5, 2014
The awesome message was posted on Twitter this week by varsity swimmer Parker Camp, 22, (pictured holding the sign) as part of the "We Are All UVa" campaign, a student-led effort that seeks to promote the beauty and power of diversity at the University of Virginia.
Earlier this year, Camp made headlines when he came out -- both to his very religious family and to the world at large.
"Although I have lived a life of denial and deceit, full of depression, loneliness, shame, and frustration I can stand up and truthfully say that is all in the past," Camp wrote in a heartbreaking letter to his mother, published in a blog post for Out Sports. "I’m ready to face what I must to live the life I deserve. After years of struggle I am now able to fully accept this part of who I am and I have never been more proud. After years of struggle I have never been more relieved."
He later added that he had also come out to his swim team. "They have been uniformly accepting and supportive," he wrote.