This morning a donation appeared on Equality Rider Monica Carmean’s page from “friends of cadets” in the amount of $670. This hardly a coincidence since tomorrow the Equality Ride arrives at West Point. Under military rules, cadets aren’t allowed to “protest” in their official capacity and so the donation was done under the “friends of” title. Twenty cadets contributed to the donation, fourteen of whom are heterosexual according to my source at West Point who wished not to be named. I inquired how Monica was chosen as the recipient; One cadet “thought she was cute” and another had previously corresponded with her expressing their support.