Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Straight Men Should Learn from Gay Men

"Straight men, should learn more about the outlooks and contributions of gay men. Read a book by a gay author. Have an intelligent conversation with a gay neighbor. At a time when it was truly scandalous to have homosexual friends or associates, Dr. King looked to Bayard Rustin, a black gay man, as a trusted adviser. And, Malcolm X regarded James Baldwin, a black gay man, as a brilliant chronicler of the black experience. To my straight brothers, diversity at Morehouse is an opportunity that can enrich your education if you are courageous enough to seize the opportunity. We cannot force you, but we invite you to learn from your environment."  
President Robert Franklin, Morehouse College President

I want to do a post about this later,
 so look out for that soon.

1 comment:

fuzzy said...

What's the ratio of straight men to gay men at Morehouse, like 1:4? lol That's a great opportunity for a straight man to learn!