I attended Worth from 2001 to 2008, progressing from Austin House to Rutherford and then Gervase. I loved my time at Worth. I found belonging in the choir, and in the tennis and squash teams. And I found great solitude and introspection in Worth's Benedictine practices.
Throughout my time at Worth and in some of the years that followed, I found it hard to reconcile my sexuality with peers and a society that didn't seem accepting of it. I have, in adulthood, found that acceptance, and have seen such good progress in how society supports those who may have differences.
A recent brain injury that has left me disabled has also cemented within me a passion and focus for directing a spirit of compassion and acceptance towards those places that sorely need it. In that spirit, I have recently joined together with other Worth alumni to found a society for LGBTQ+ individuals who attended Worth. We hope this can act as both a support group and networking hub for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, or any other sexuality or gender minority.
Please read more about us and our aims at http://worth.lgbt and please think about joining if you are LGBTQ+ or an ally.
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