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Gay frat seeks approval from UT-San Antonio
Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2003 | Associated Press Staff

Posted on 10/15/2003 10:32:14 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP


Gay frat seeks approval from UT-San Antonio

07:33 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO - A group of gay students is seeking recognition as the first gay fraternity at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Alpha Lambda Tau, which currently has four member, wants to expand its membership to all men. It's goal is to improve overall campus diversity, said Chris Forbrich, the group's president.

The organization will go before UTSA's Interfraternity Council on Wednesday to make its case for inclusion.

"We want to make a place where gay people themselves could feel comfortable participating in Greek life," Forbrich said.

"It's no different than any other fraternity, except that it attracts gay men," he said.

The council's general assembly is expected to vote on the matter Nov. 5. The general assembly, made up of representatives from other campus fraternities, will make a recommendation to university officials, who will make the final decision.

Misty Kelley, the program adviser for leadership and Greek life at UTSA, said the university has always accepted recommendations from the council in the past.

Kelley said to become a new fraternity, group's must show what positive attributes it would bring to the campus and its potential to recruit members.

"We want an organization that is going to make the Greek community stronger," she said.

The group must also receive approval from the nation chapter of Alpha Lambda Tau. If approved, the UTSA fraternity would become the third Alpha Lambda Tau chapter, joining chapters at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Arizona State University.

There appears to be support on campus for recognizing the group as a fraternity.

"If they want to have one (a gay fraternity), why shouldn't they?" UTSA junior Abel Esquivel said. "As long as it doesn't hurt anybody."

Julian Rodriguez, president of Kappa Sigma and council vice president, said most students see the group as "a regular fraternity. They are after common goals, and they will be accepted as such."

But sophomore Joel Aldo Diaz disagreed.

"Basically, the view is not against homosexuality itself. It's more against the fraternity itself," Diaz said in story for Wednesday's edition of the San Antonio Express-News.

"They're telling the world what they do in their bedroom," he said.


Online at: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dallas/tsw/stories/101503dntexgayfrat.55763da.html


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fraternity; gays; highereducation; homosexualagenda; prisoners; sanantonio; texas; utsa
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To: MeeknMing
Alpha Lambda Tau, which currently has four member, wants to expand its membership to all men.

They want all men to be gay?
21 posted on 10/15/2003 10:58:30 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody got a peanut.....)
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To: TontoKowalski
Hahahahahahahsahahaha!

(I'm a Teke)

22 posted on 10/15/2003 11:00:24 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: PhiKapMom
Wow. Poor guy.

A friend once told me that he has had a number of occasions of being approached by gays like that (he's not gay, btw) and it's quite uncomfortable for him he said when it's happened. I told him that I must have led a sheltered life, that's never happened to me - thank GAWD !! I would hate it !!


23 posted on 10/15/2003 11:03:17 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: MeeknMing
When we lived in Boerne, BHS used to have a "Miss BHS" contest where the guys would dress as women and compete for the title. One of the linebackers sat next to my oldest daughter in class and he refused to ever dress up like a woman even for charity! There wasn't enough money to make him do that! It was hilarious to hear him talk about his teammates who did compete.

Cannot feature what it must be like for a guy to be hit on by another guy! UGH!
25 posted on 10/15/2003 11:11:11 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at http://www.georgewbush.com)
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To: TontoKowalski
Beta Phi, more likely.
26 posted on 10/15/2003 11:13:20 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: Cyber Liberty
(I'm a Teke)

Nothing personal, but you remind me of one of our old Rush chants:

If you can't go Greek, Go Teke

And if you can't go Teke, Go Home!

27 posted on 10/15/2003 11:16:05 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (Appeasement of Evil Empowers Oppression)
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To: NorCoGOP
I've always liked that one.

I had some Chi Omega friends, who insisted Alpha Chi Omega were really Almost Chi Omegas.

28 posted on 10/15/2003 11:19:05 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: MeeknMing
Probably, a good idea. Fraternities on most campuses today are reviled by the administration and by the GDIs, most of whom are America-hating, neocommunist retards. The administration and the lefties who run it would NEVER be able to say "No" or reject a request from a faggot fraternity.
29 posted on 10/15/2003 11:23:29 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: vaudine; TontoKowalski
No. Seekmy Guy.

I Felta Gi Thi. Ramma Ramma Ramma.

Just kidding; not meant nastily. I have a few gay friends and got those joke names from one.

30 posted on 10/15/2003 11:24:16 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: PhiKapMom
LOL ! I bet that was funny ...

31 posted on 10/15/2003 12:18:55 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

[As i mentioned, the B/C & JD! lists are going to float into and out of whack over the forseeable future, while I try to cobble a rig back together for myself. My apologies for any incovenience or misunderstandings in this time frame. New signups/removals may be flaky in this time-frame as well; please bear with me, and keep in mind you may have to FReepmail me more than once for me to get it done. Thanks again!]

32 posted on 10/15/2003 12:25:24 PM PDT by mhking (When it rains it pours: I'm looking for a job again -- any offers or help: mhking@bellsouth.net)
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To: MeeknMing; All
You must, must, go read the story arc that starts with this comic. [The Sunday comic has nothing to do with the story arc, just keep reading.]
33 posted on 10/15/2003 12:42:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I went to your link and see the cartoon.
Below that there is no text to read ...

Is there something I'm missing ??
In the meantime, here's the cartoon ...


34 posted on 10/15/2003 1:20:32 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: MeeknMing
That's the setup. The joke runs over several strips. Just keep following the 's, which should be below the strip.
35 posted on 10/15/2003 1:30:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
ROFL !! You're right ... hilarious !!! ...

Here are a few for folks watching this thread. What a hoot !

Check it out, folks !! ...


36 posted on 10/15/2003 2:05:45 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: yall


37 posted on 10/15/2003 2:10:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: etcetera
I'd hate to be the maid !! LOL
38 posted on 10/15/2003 2:10:38 PM PDT by RightWingNut
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To: nicmarlo; maxwell; dubyaismypresident; Constitution Day; Argh; aaaDOC; hobbes1; ...
LOL ! Hey, folks ! Check out posts #33-34-35, then go to the link at #33 and do like he says in #35.

What a hoot !! ...

I posted some of them after that on this thread but I think you'll appreciate it more if you just follow the cartoons in the LINK ! ...


39 posted on 10/15/2003 2:14:42 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda
for #39 ...

40 posted on 10/15/2003 2:17:53 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/Redistricting)
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