A group of gay students at Tennessee State University (TSU) are claiming that the school's chapter of the elite African American sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) will not allow them to become members. According to Black Media Scoop, they are threatening a lawsuit.
The TSU group who call themselves "MiAKAs," or Men Interested in the Alpha Kappa Alpha, have reportedly already formed their own underground AKA society complete with the sorority's paraphernalia, signature pink and green attire and pearls.
MiAKA's current run-in with TSU's AKA chapter isn't the first time the group has butted heads with the noted Black secret society. In 2012, HuffPo reported that MiAKA groups at Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University also filed lawsuits with the sorority for gender discrimination.
Founded at Howard University, Alpha Kappa Alpha is the nation's first African American Sorority. It's members include Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Raschad and lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes. Authors Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker are among the 107-year-old institution's honorary members.
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