In Praise of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association)

When I was eight, my parents enrolled me in the Summer Fun program at the YMCA. Each day we head off in a bus to some local nature spot for a day of adventure and games, or on rainy days to do arts and crafts and games in an auditorium. The staff were so nice to me. I still remember their names. No kids should be denied an experience like this just because somebody was gay or thought somebody else was gay.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)