Gay hotels, gay bars, gay cruise ships, then why not gay universities and colleges?

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    Aug 07, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    Am I raising a valid point?
    Chime in with your opinion...the pros and cons....
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    Aug 07, 2011 1:08 PM GMT
    If there were true equality, the word "gay" would be extinct.
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    Aug 07, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf there were true equality, the word "gay" would be extinct.


    Yes, agree. But what my point was "we are not fighting for something which we may tag 'intellectual'"icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    So why don't you start one?
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    I just don't think it's necessary to create a university based on sexual orientation. Sure we get discriminated against and are technically a minority group. But I think somehow, some of us are actually starting to believe that we are different than straight people when really all we do is fuck differently. Our love is the exact same love. Having separate colleges would just perpetuate a myth, plus wouldn't prepare our youth for the real world. I feel the same way about certain other colleges too. Gay cruises, hotels, vacations make sense because they are entertainment venues. Now if colleges wanted to have a gay dorm or gay fraternity/sorority, that seems more practical.
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    Would you go to a "white" university?
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:36 PM GMT

    What would be the necessity of having an exclusive gay college or university?
    To only study gay life? PHD's is "Ga-Ga-ism"?
    Just like in the real-life workforce... being gay is not an issue. So why would it be an issue while you are getting an education to work in the real world???
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    I would support the teaching of more gay history in grade schools, like California has just done.

    As for a gay university, I'm not sure what would make it gay other than to have some required gay history-knowledge courses for all students, similar in structure to how religious universities require students to often take a religion course.. And of course require all students to use the gender neutral pronouns of zim, zer, zat,...
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    MountainNC saidWould you go to a "white" university?
    Yes. I did attend a "white" university. That was a good experience. This country has HBCUs [Historically Black Colleges & Universities] because there was a time when black kids would not be admitted to mainstream centers of higher education. The HBCUs served that purpose then and now serve the purpose of providing the type of environment advocated by this post. I was fortunate in that times and attitudes changed enough for me to have had access to the institutions of choice that were best suited to personal goals.

    Personally, I would not have wanted to attend a gay "niche" university that would probably not be able to offer the kind of education I value for the mathematics, sciences and engineering. Those subjects have no gender.

    New York City once had or still has a "gay" high school. I thoroughly support that concept in that it allows children to be educated in a safe and protected environment. At 18 years old, a person should have enough of a foundation to negotiate the way through life's obstacles.
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    Aug 07, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    But, but where would we recruit then? That leaves only churches, schools and kindergartens. I don't think that that would be enough to keep our ranks growing.
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    Aug 07, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    The dorms would be bathhouses. But srsly, we have gay high schools here as a response to bullying. I think gay universities would be stupid. Gays or any group segregating themselves and isolating themselves more just creates for ignorance on both sides.
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    Aug 07, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    because being gay basically determines who you are attracted to. it doesn't have to be your identity.
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    Aug 07, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    The University of Hawaii tried to be the gay university, but I guess it didn't work.

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    Aug 07, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    Like most students, the curriculum would be too hard.

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    Aug 07, 2011 4:32 PM GMT
    MountainNC saidWould you go to a "white" university?



    There are exclusively all black and all female universities, why is this not offensive?
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    Aug 07, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    I'm all for majority-minority spaces, but this would be financially unsustainable I think because the openly gay population is too small at that age.
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    Aug 07, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    canuckguy19 said
    MountainNC saidWould you go to a "white" university?



    There are exclusively all black and all female universities, why is this not offensive?


    It's not.

    There's plenty of white universities already. I went to one.
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    Aug 07, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    I've been on many gay cruises and had a ball, but that's a vacation. I don't think I like the idea of a "Gay University". Not that I don't think going to college at an all gay college wouldn't be a lot of fun, but it kind of defeats what I think is one of the major purposes of college besides education --- that being preparing you with the tools to go out in the general world make something of yourself. A "Gay University" would segregate you from roughly 90% of the rest of the world who are heterosexual college students -- and I'm not so sure that is healthy or beneficial in the end.
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    ORGIES!!!!!!!!!!icon_lol.gif lol nah just kidding...well in my opinion i think that this would create a false sense of security in those students...so that when they're faced with the real world (where there's gay,straight,bi,tri or whatever) they won't know how to deal with it...social skills are very important icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    dinoalexit saidAm I raising a valid point?


    Nope.
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    Because part of universities and college campus is learning diversity. If you segregate that, you will never learn about other communities. Think of all the straight people we would rob from getting to know us.
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    Chainers saidBecause part of universities and college campus is learning diversity. If you segregate that, you will never learn about other communities. Think of all the straight people we would rob from getting to know us.



    ^^^^ This ^^^^ icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    dinoalexit saidAm I raising a valid point?
    Chime in with your opinion...the pros and cons....
    i always though gay meant to be happy.
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    MountainNC saidWould you go to a "white" university?


    Yep, and I did. A top 25 university at that!
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    Aug 07, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    Proper education, which teaches kids what bigotry is, in all its forms, and how wrong it is, and how to deal with it would be the answer. Bigotry would become a thing of the past as the general population would know how to recognize and handle it. Bigotry based segregation would then become a thing of the past also. ITALIC TEXT GOES HERE