- - Thursday, July 31, 2014

It’s so hard to find a job that students and graduates will do anything, almost. That’s annoying activists who are upset that straight people have been crashing a job fair meant for homosexuals.

Some 10 percent of the 1,100 jobseekers at last year’s Reaching Out MBA conference in New Orleans identified themselves as straight, which peeved Matt Kidd, the group’s executive director. So everyone attending this year’s conference on Oct. 2-4 in San Francisco must first pass a sexuality litmus test.

MBA graduate students must submit an essay on why they want to attend or, alternately, to be recommended by an “appropriate” campus homosexual organization, according to Campus Reform, an Arlington, Va.-based group that exposes liberal excess on college campuses.

Equality gets no sanction. Water fountains might be labeled “gay only,” and anyone admitting to normal sexuality should expect to be relegated to the back of the bus, or the hall. Such attitudes are, full irony here, nourished in a group that has complained about shunning and discrimination.

Mr. Kidd told Bloomberg BusinessWeek about a group of 15 MBA graduate students from Rice University who attended the event in New Orleans, only one of whom was openly of the homosexual persuasion. He “was forced to go around introducing himself as ‘the actual gay guy,’ so he didn’t get round-filed with the rest of the school’s [straight] students.”

This would surely be the Justice Department’s reaction to anyone who suggested that homosexual job applicants’ resumes be routinely “round-filed,” or the outrage if a similar event were advertised as for straights only. But imagination is not required, it’s actually happening.

Many liberals turned livid last week at the news of a tongue-in-cheek “Straight White Guy Festival” scheduled for Sept. 20 in Clintonville, Ohio. Fliers for the festival advertise beer and fellowship at Goodale Park, which has been the site of gay-pride events. “This kind of implies there’s some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person in Ohio,” Michael Premo, a homosexual activist, fumed to a television interviewer. Most people got the joke. “I think it’s funny,” said Cheralyn Elkins. “If they want to do this, great. Freedom of expression.”

For militant homosexuals, tolerance is a one-way street, as is freedom of expression. Josh Barro, a writer for The New York Times, tweeted last week that “anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible … and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” The lavender lobby could use a little diversity among the ruthless stamper-outers.