For Pride month, the US Presidential Scholars Foundation & Alumni Association project ‘Scholar Perspectives on Societal Change: Sexuality, Gender, and Identity’ published an essay by our founder, Wesley Gryk. In that essay, Wesley recounts his very personal experience of being a gay man during more than half a century of what have been unprecedented historical positive changes in societal attitudes in some parts of the world. He cautions that the impact of such changes may often depend on the personal circumstances of the individual concerned and, in particular, warns against complacency, given that large swathes of the globe remain unaffected by such progress and, further, that such progress which has been achieved could easily be erased.
Read the essay here:
Wesley Gryk 2022 — Presidential Scholars Foundation