Engaging it will require a delicate balancing act. The discussion about heterosexuality, homosexuality and masculinity is long overdue within black fraternities. Alphas are stereotyped as gentlemen, nice guys, intellectuals and the ideal date and husband. Ultimately, the belief, if acted upon, that gay members should be run out of town by sundown could be the ruin of BGLOs. Thompson is an Alpha.
The discussion about heterosexuality, homosexuality and masculinity is long overdue within black fraternities.
Gay Men in Black Fraternities
Chief among these issues is the place of gay members in black fraternities. DeSantis and Coleman found that notions of masculinity influence black fraternity members' attitudes about gay members. This puts black fraternities that or members who might seek to discriminate against gay aspiring college chapter members, for example, to consider the implication of such a policy on the viability of college chapters. BGLO members found these latter traits to be indicative of femininity or homosexuality. Gay also noted that the image of him photographed with his pledge brothers, performing their signature hand sign, was not intended to convey a "gay Kappa wedding. Most gay members feel conscious of their status within the BGLO, and many feel uncomfortable around heterosexual members.
The discussion about heterosexuality, homosexuality and masculinity is long overdue within black fraternities. Avoiding it will have lasting effects unforeseen by black fraternity members and leaders. Martinez underscores the fact that at least at public institutions of higher education, student organizations cannot discriminate against LGBT students when the university has an express policy against such conduct. About a month later, on Oct. For example, on Oct. Not surprisingly, the work of Dr. Their wedding was only slightly remarkable given our society's changing attitude with respect to marriage equality.