If you were as rich as Bill Gates and you started a Gay and Lesbian university, what would you teach? Business? Sure. Computers, electronic engineering? Absolutely. A core liberal arts curriculum? You d have to, or all your graduates would be nerds. Theater? Puh-lease. Law and political science might help the cause of Gay rights. Medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry and nursing could train soldiers in the war against AIDS.
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This book is about the establishment of the world's first Gay and Lesbian university. We have women's colleges, historically Black colleges, ones for poets and dentists and engineers. What might a Gay one be like? It's an intriguing thought, and while you may not agree with the author's concept, I bet you start to picture the classroom discussions, the theatricals, the sex education, social clubs, sports teams and that fabulous marching band! How Andy Coulter goes about creating this school, and why, is plausibly handled and entertainingly written. The pages fly by as this rich egomaniac and his hot, handsome boytoy refine their ideas, raise money and win hearts to create the school. As Andy tells a cheering crowd, 'Jerry Falwell has a university. Pat Robertson has a university. Oral Roberts does; the Pope has hundreds. So tell me, isn't it about time Gay and Lesbian people had a university?' Andy made me laugh, and he made me think; this all could happen someday. Our own research institutes could study politics and social change, immunology and policing, high-tech and fine arts; a university is a center of power. Heck, I'd buy season tickets just to see the drum major and all the twirlers. Every year, Andy's Alumni will gather for the Homecoming game to watch their Fighting Rebels defeat a Straight team. You can almost smell the nachos and hot pretzels, the tailgate parties done queer-style. What a fantasy! And one that could be a reality. Andy knows how to make dreams come true, complete with a handsome quarterback and a pretty coed from Queens. I am so glad I matriculated by reading Andy's Big Idea. Now I want to help make it happen for the Next Generation.