Alumni Stories: Luke McAvoy

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Summer 2016

“The fear I grew up with about being gay doesn’t need to exist anymore. Yes, there is still discrimination against the LGBT community. But, it is our responsibility to not let fear stop us. I am happy being the man I was born to be.”

s2016_mcavoyLuke McAvoy (B.A. ’15), who played offensive line for the Gophers from 2011 to 2014, reflecting on his experience of coming out to teammates when he was a senior. He is now a middle school teacher in Milwaukee.


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