« on: June 22, 2007, 01:46:56 PM »
The conclusion of Rent is a telling cautionary tale. Don't be gay and don't share needles. You will die of AIDS.
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"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
- Carl Sagan
I'd say that bringing up GLBT identity in a PS is relevant because GLBT issues are very prominent currently in the law. Lawrence v. Texas/anti-sodomy laws and gay-marriage amendments are very prominent in the legal field right now, so writing about gay sexual identity can have a lot of relevance.
I doubt there are many, if any, LGBT applicants who are so uncreative as to simply use "I'm gay, isn't that interesting?" as the basis of their PS.
For future reference, the phrase "sexual preference" is offensive to me. Its hinting at sexual orientation being a choice. I can't choose to be attracted to women over men, its not as if I like both, but just "prefer" men to women. I legitimately feel no attraction to women at all.