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Since the 1998 publication of his groundbreaking book "Out on Fraternity Row," editor and Lambda 10 Project founder Shane Windmeyer has witnessed many changes in the reception and treatment of gay fraternity members: "We have made tremendous progress on men coming out to their brothers and being more likely to find acceptance due to the credo 'once a brother, always a brot ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Alyson Books (first published 2005)
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Sarah
This book was interesting and I appreciated how it attempted to challenge the stereotypes of the Greek frat life. However I ultimately found it disappointing because many authors seem to take this attitude of "frats aren't so bad because some accept individual gays" while at the same time those frats, frat brothers, and gay brothers themselves mock and deride 'faggy' aka effeminate, flamey, and/or insufficiently masculine men. And yet no one speaks up about this. It becomes clear after reading t ...more
Maureen


The individual stories are a good read, but I felt it does get a little repetitive. There are a lot of great resources in the back for professionals to do more research.
Marco
Aug 16, 2007 Marco rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fraternity men or those who are interesting in working in greek life
As a gay greek, these stories both scared me and rang true. Luckily, things have improved considerably in the recent years and gay greeks are a lot more common, visible, and accepted.
Doug
Nothing more than a collection of stories, but it was occasionally insightful. As an aspiring college administrator, I believe it has helped shape some of my perspectives on Greek Life.
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