Florida International University: Out of the Closet and On to Fraternity Row

Gay college kids are making their brotherhood official on U.S. campuses

As it is at every fraternity, brotherhood is the bond that holds the members of Florida International University's (F.I.U.) Gamma Lambda Mu together. But the Gamma men have taken pains to spell out the precise limits of their bonding: brothers, their bylaws say, may not date one another. All the Gammas, you see, are openly gay. The chastity rule is necessary, they say, to prove to their schoolmates that gay men can come together in the spirit of service and camaraderie and not for sex. "People think [a gay fraternity] is an orgy," says Mario Campa, 21, a fine-arts senior and...

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