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Gay Men Want to Join Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

By Theresa Sanders

A few days ago as I browsed the internet, I came across several articles and various comments of an inflamed nature discussing how homosexual men, known as MIAKA’s (there is a unofficial chapter at Texas A&M), are gearing up to file a law suit against Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. in search of retribution for not being allowed as members into their SORORITY.   I’m not “Greek” but here’s my issue with this: 

1.  I love the gay community and have many gay friends but just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you get special rights (cue the article about men wearing dresses to class at Morehouse College).  There is a dress code in life. I can’t wear a bikini to class because I want sun and I have to dress a certain way at work or at a white table cloth restaurant or to fly first class…get over it. Gay means equal rights NOT special rights.

2.   Greek organizations have a selection process.  Members get to PICK and CHOOSE who they want in their sorority. This applies to various applicants every day.  They can do the same for Gay people as well. 

3.   I honestly think it would be better if the men focused on starting groups that dealt with homophobic discrimination, preventing bullying and stereotypes and fighting for equality, rather than running around trying to shake their hair, wear pink and green, making ivys, calling themselves pretty girls, and trying to be involved in a SISTERHOOD as men!

4.  I believe that they should just stick with and evolve their MIAKA chapter.  Perhaps it could become something bigger than an imitation of another organization and serve in some capacity as a social outlet for gay youth in college.

What do you all think about this lawsuit?

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