Students at the University of Virginia have started a photo campaign hoping to show togetherness and acceptance.
One student who took up the challenge was Parker Camp, a swimmer, who publicly came out as gay last year. He asked four other teammates to join him for the photo which reads: “2 of us are gay, the other 3 don’t care.”
Brad Phillips, featured in the photo, said: “Taking the photo with them was the least I could do to prove to them that our friendships are unaffected by their coming out. But I’m pretty sure the only reason Parker asked to hold the sign was to hide how fat he’s become since our season ended!”
The images are shared with the hashtag #WeAreAllUVa.
One of the campaign’s creators told the university magazine: “Diversity includes the differences we can’t see. It’s more than race and ethnicity. … Diversity is meant to be [an] inclusive concept; the point of challenging it is that it can be a very polarizing conversation.”