Two interesting articles about admissions and LGBT students have come across my desk recently: One is about colleges seeking gay applicants, and the other is about asking students, on the Common Application, what their orientation is.
As much as I’d rather see LGBTQ students at a college that really does welcome them, I hate anything that seems like it might be ghettoizing students. For some, their orientation is barely important; what med school they want to get into is most important.
But at the same time, that anyone’s even asking the questions means there is starting to be more consistent recognition that gender and sexual orienation are important aspects of identity.
Now if we oculd just get them to make the question about gender a blank to fill in instead of a choice that dichotimizes our genders.