Is homosexuality teachable? The University of Michigan seems to think so. It offerred a course on How to be Gay. The three-credit class, offerred by the English Department (of all things), considers questions like, “What do we learn about gay male identity by asking not who gay men are but what it is that gay men do or like?”
And why would someone have to learn How to be Gay if he were born that way, as homosexual activists claim? The UMich course guide explains, “Just because you happen to be a gay man doesn’t mean that you don’t have to learn how to become one.” Oh.
But the 300-level course isn’t for just anybody. It’s “not a basic introduction to gay male culture, but an exploration of certain issues arising from it. It assumes some background knowledge. Students wishing to inform themselves about gay men and gay culture in a preliminary way should enroll in an introductory course in lesbian/gay/queer studies.”
And what if one took the course but didn’t learn How to be Gay well enough? Not to worry. The class “[m]ay be repeated for 6.00 credit(s).”