You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live



▼  1st Inning 2 outs


True to themselves, they make our lives richer

It was a pleasure to read the two side-by-side stories on the front of last Sunday’s Metro section: “Ex-Celtic Collins is a favorite at Hub’s Gay Pride Parade” and “Grads receive the Wampanoag travel blessing.”

I was struck by both young men’s courageous path to being true to themselves, and how former Boston Celtic Jason Collins and Mashpee High School graduate Doug Pocknett Jr. are both receiving the well-deserved respect of their peers.

Continue reading below

What is even more inspiring is their commitment to their respective communities, and to the world at large.

Thanks for highlighting how honoring one’s difference — whether in sexual orientation or in culture — serves to make all of our lives richer.

Robert Fettig

Jamaica Plain

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of