I was a male yell leader for California State University Fullerton way back in the 70's. I was the first male yell leader that the university had had in just over 4 years. It was an adjustment for me and the school. Most of my experiences were very positive. I did have the typical name calling hurled at me during some of the football and basketball games. I always conducted myself appropriately. I not only was representing myself, the school, the teams but in some ways the gay community. At the end I was recognized for my bravery and outstanding contributions to the school. Some of the things I learned I have been able to apply to my life and my hobby. I can still fit in to my sweater and pants from college that I used for cheerleading! The pants are a tight fit, but the sweater fits better due to the fact that I have filled out some. I was pretty skinny, now more muscular. Except for those isolated name calling incidents I look back on that year very fondly. It was a great experience!