I am entering Amherst in the fall and am nervous about my reception as a gay male. I understand the climate there is supposed to be very liberal, but I'm uncertain about how I might fit in. I am not an athlete and I've read there is a clear divide that exist. The college is smaller than my current hs which I don't see as a positive. Also, I'm reading about this phenomenon called "amherst akward" that worries me. Any advice from current Amherst students?
In terms of dating life, it is normal for amherst students to branch out to umass students since its much larger? There are numerous articles saying umass is incredibly accepting to gay students and the lgbt population is bigger there - for obvious reasons i guess. Nothing on Amherst College.