Not on my line: Attitudes about homosexuality in black fraternities

Alan D. DeSantis, Marcus Coleman

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No issue is more controversial or taboo in black fraternities than male homosexuality. As John, a third-year brother and business major, remarked, "That shit is just wrong, you know. You can't bring that shit anywhere near us. No, no, no, no." For John and the other brothers we interviewed, homosexuality in their fraternal ranks challenges their fundamental ideas about brotherhood, loyalty, trustworthiness, and, most importantly, masculinity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlack Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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