CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five members of the University of Virginia swim team appeared in a pro-gay spot as part of an ad campaign promoting diversity.
The swimmers held a handwritten sign that reads “2 of us are gay. The other 3 don’t care” that appeared in the “We Are All UVa” campaign modeled after a similar initiative at Harvard University.
Parker Camp, a UVA swimmer who came out to Outsports.com last month, told the website he wanted to take part in the campaign after he saw its Tumblr page. Outsports.com did not identify the other gay swimmer who appeared in the ad.
“Taking the photo with them was the least I could do to prove to them that our friendships are unaffected by their coming out,” UVA swimmer Brad Phillips told the website.