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University of Michigan offers class: "How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality & Initiation"
American Family Association of Michigan ^ | December 5, 2005 | AFA-Michigan

Posted on 12/04/2005 6:35:49 PM PST by AFA-Michigan

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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

He is staring at the guy's crotch........

21 posted on 12/04/2005 7:03:52 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: AFA-Michigan


Schedule of Events

Conference Home | Registration | Driving and Accommodations

8:30: Registration

9:00-9:15: WELCOMES from

  • Vice Chancellor and Provost Deborah Freund
  • Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Barry Wells

    (introduced by Margaret Himley, Writing, SU)


(introduced by Steven Cohan, English, SU)

10:15-10:30: BREAK


11:45-1:00: LUNCH


2:15-2:30: BREAK


(introduced by Adrea Jaehnig, LGBT Resource Center, SU)

  • Paula Johnson (Law School, SU)(ROTC and the Solomon Amendment)
  • Tom Dunn (Communication and Rhetorical Studies, SU)(thesis and dissertation work going on at SU)
  • Micere Mugo (African American Studies, SU)(consulting in Kenya)
  • Keith Bybee (Political Science, SU)(equal marriage rights)
  • Adrea Jaehnig (Director, LGBT Resource Center, SU) (LGBT Center)
  • Stacey Lane Tice (Assistant Dean, Graduate School, SU)(Interrupting Heteronormativity)
  • Steve Davis (Public Communication)(Student Voice on LGBT Community)

    (moderated by Andrew London, Sociology, SU)


  • Chancellor Nancy Cantor



Morning Panels [10:30-11:45]

[1] Transnational Feminist Perspectives:

Robin Riley (Women’s Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh), and Chandra Talpade Mohanty (Women’s Studies, SU), and Linda Carty (African American Studies, SU)

[2] Identities and Institutions:

Paisley Currah (Political Science & Executive Director, CLAGS), Julie Gedro (Empire State College), and Ritch Savin-Williams (Psychology, Cornell)

[3] Art and Activism:

Juanita Diaz (Sociology, Women’s Studies, & Latin American and Caribbean Studies, SUNY Binghamton), Ellis Hanson (English, Cornell), and Thomas Glave (English, General Literature, and Rhetoric, SUNY Binghamton)

Afternoon Panels [1:00-2:15]

[4] Queering the Academy:

Jackie Orr (Sociology, SU), Deb Amory (Dean, Empire State College), and Linda Alcoff (Philosophy and Women’s Studies, SU)

[5] Film and Popular Culture:

Douglas Crimp (Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester), Roger Hallas (English, SU), and Caetlin Benson-Allott (English, Cornell)

[6] Populations and Politics:

Dan Black (Economics, SU), Amy Falkner (Public Communications, SU), and Ed Gallagher (Sociology, Hamilton)

Conference Home | Registration | Driving and Accommodations


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22 posted on 12/04/2005 7:04:23 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: AFA-Michigan
I would DEFINITELY sign up for this course.... Of course I would get expelled from the class, and probably the university. It is an old but true story: Our super decided we needed mandatory sensitivity training, so she brought in some 60's types. Divided us into whites, blacks, etc and each told why we "resented" the others. Then why we were "proud" of our group. The first white guy they asked "why are you proud of your group" said "I can't think of anything to be proud about." So I said "I can" "I'm proud to be part of aculture known over theworld as a beacon for freedom, opportunity, and a place for oppressed peoples. I am part of a group that, when we dominated western culture, produced more freedom, more tolerance, more wealth, more healthy people, than any civilization in history, so that oppressed minorities from all over the world want to come here." (The facilitator actually sneered, btw).

We "healed wounds" by clapping for each group. Blacks, whites, women, stood and we clapped. Then she asked gays to stand . Then she asked us to clap for "Secretly gay 10% of the population" "Did I leave out anyone?"

I stood and said "I always knew I was different. I really dug funerals as a kid, especially corpse skin. I always got so..... excited and all. I didn't understand that I was just different. At puberty I realized I was a necrophiliac. I have decided to come out. I am tired of people saying I am perverted! I need love and acceptance, too!"

The horrified looks on some of the older secretaries was PRICELESS. My fellow engineers were biting on pens to keep from laughing. The look of pure hatred from the facilitator (who was a lesbian, btw) was all I could do to keep from laughing.

My supervisor called me into his office and asked me "what the HELL were you thinking?" and then started laughing.

I was planning on leaving anyway (I started my own business), but the division manager was a real pc wingnut and made a point of calling me in and firing me for "disrespect to homosexuals." I asked her if she thought I had a chance at an EEOC lawsuit. She called security and had me escorted off the property. That was 15 years ago and whenever I see guys out that I worked with they bring that up. I would not trade it for anything.

23 posted on 12/04/2005 7:04:34 PM PST by chronic_loser (Handle provided free of charge as flame bait for the neurally vacant.)
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To: Gordongekko909

I wonder what (exactly) the final exam is?

24 posted on 12/04/2005 7:05:50 PM PST by rbg81
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To: RegulatorCountry

Actually, it's an English Lit class.,,8,00.html?termArray=f_05_1560&term=Fall%202005&content=1560ENGLISH317002

25 posted on 12/04/2005 7:07:22 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Do you have any other Michigan resident FReeper friends you can ping?

26 posted on 12/04/2005 7:07:51 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: martin_fierro

What's with him being gay, anyway? His wife is pretty hot.

27 posted on 12/04/2005 7:08:48 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: AFA-Michigan
Scheduled for guest lecture . . .

28 posted on 12/04/2005 7:10:41 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Gordongekko909
... but for straight guys. How hard would the feminists be hitting that?

If I thought I could get a feminist to hit it, I'd go for it.

29 posted on 12/04/2005 7:11:34 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Mr. Mojo
A class? I'm surprised it's not already a campus department. ....or at least a major.

What kind of a job do you apply for with a B.A. in Homosexual Studies ? A hairdresser, airline steward ..?

30 posted on 12/04/2005 7:13:19 PM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: AFA-Michigan
to suspend professional activities in states that criminalize gay sex or limit access to abortion

I realize we are talking about wacky libs but, FWIW, why should homosexuals be concerned about access to abortion? Since they can't get pregnant on their own, why would it matter to them?

In fact, you'd think homosexuals would be pro-life since they have to depend on everyone else to create children who will someday be paying the taxes for health care for all the AIDS-infected poofters who are unemployable. Somehow that simple logic escapes them. They are slaves to their false gods even when their false gods contribute to their own genocide (forcing them to recruit from among the rest of us).

31 posted on 12/04/2005 7:16:09 PM PST by Tall_Texan (HOUSTON ASTROS - NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2005)
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To: sam_paine

"I guess we can put one aspect of the homosexual debate to rest...if you have to take a course from the University of Michigan to learn "how to be gay," I guess that resolves the question of whether or not it's learned behavior or a behavioral choice."

Gary Glenn
CNN Evening Edition
August 19, 2003

32 posted on 12/04/2005 7:16:34 PM PST by AFA-Michigan
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To: perfect stranger

Easy remedy. If you're a Michigan grad, just tell them not to ask you for money, because you won't give them any until they come back down to earth.

33 posted on 12/04/2005 7:17:16 PM PST by colonel mosby (cultural purge)
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To: chronic_loser

Classic story; wish I could've seen it.

34 posted on 12/04/2005 7:21:37 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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35 posted on 12/04/2005 7:22:45 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: AFA-Michigan

What would they need this class for if gays are born that way?

36 posted on 12/04/2005 7:23:41 PM PST by guitar Josh
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To: colonel mosby

Are you a Michigan grad? I'm not, but they will get an email from me expressing my displeasure with their idiocy.

37 posted on 12/04/2005 7:25:20 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: AFA-Michigan

"the “How to be Gay” class “seek(s) ultimately to create the basis for a wider acceptance of the plurality of ways in which people determine how to be gay.”

Uh...*raises hand*


Doesnt that kind of fly in the face of people being "born" gay and just knowing it?

Why do you have to be taught something that "experts" say you are born knowing?

*teacher calls for security*

38 posted on 12/04/2005 7:25:26 PM PST by Crim (I may be a Mr "know it all"....but I'm also a Mr "forgot most of it"...)
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To: SteveMcKing

I'm afraid we are going to hit bottom so hard there will be no picking up the pieces.

39 posted on 12/04/2005 7:26:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Mr. Mojo; All

be careful, eventually University of Michigan will require a homosexual experience as a graduation requirement.

University of Michigan just became the "gay" university no mother or father should allow their child ANYWHERE near.

40 posted on 12/04/2005 7:27:14 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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