Celebrating Pride Month With Mental Health

Being a college athlete is something we can all agree is not the easiest. But, what happens when you fall in a minority? As we celebrate Pride Month, we acknowledge it is not just a month of celebration, but focused around creating awareness on issues that those in the LBGTQ+ community face, and help those who may be struggling feel supported, and seen.

Avian Thompson, a Field Hockey rising senior goalie at Queens University of Charlotte, opened up saying how it can be terrifying at first to come out as a part of the LGBTQ, especially at smaller schools in more conservative areas. Thompson stated that she thinks school administrations should help these athletes by pushing for clubs and outlets that can be more inclusive for everyone. Hannah McDermott, a Women’s Lacrosse senior transfer from University of Bridgeport to Saint Francis University, agre