Thank you for addressing discrimination

When I picked up The Courier-Herald this week, the last thing I expected to see on the cover was a GBLT article.

I’m a student at the University of Washington Tacoma, graduating this year with a humanities degree, and I live in Bonney Lake. Although I’m straight and have never felt the sting of homophobia, some of my best friends are trans or queer and I feel outraged by the intolerance they’ve been exposed to. Many people turn a blind eye to prejudices and I wanted to personally thank you for taking the heroic risk of addressing these issues in our conservative community. I’m truly grateful that you gave people of all orientations the attention that they deserve.

Thank you for making a difference and I’m looking forward to your next article.

Alyssa Capocy

Bonney Lake

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

LtE bug
Powering the future and doing away with landfills

Here’s how we can reduce waste and generate power at the same time.

LtE bug
Thankful for our community

Enumclaw stepped up.

LtE bug
Crimes by illegal immigrants are 100 percent preventable

Shannon’s column told it like it is.

LtE bug
Responses to letter writers, columnists

Thoughts on the many letter writers in the recent edition of the Courier-Herald.

LtE bug
Thank you for caring about Philip

A short thank you for those who looked after us.

LtE bug
Columnist must be the only one in the room

If Shannon likes facts, he should stick to them

LtE bug
We’ll see if new columnist delivers the right stuff

Cannon certainly has no shortage of opinions.

LtE bug
What you get for electing Democrats

Actions have consequences

LtE bug
Worried about pollution? Check the litter box

Inslee and the Democrats should pay attention to one of the biggest poo-lluters around

Most Read