Founder’s Day

In late October 1986, the founder of Delta Lambda Phi, Vernon L. Strickland III, met three older gay gentlemen during the course of a large Washington, D.C. party. As their conversation ranged from topic to topic, the gentlemen expressed regret at the limited opportunities for social engagement that were then available to gay men. The few social groups that did exist seemed to suffer from internal division, were focused on little beyond sex, or had lax membership standards. Strickland recalled his own experiences in the Greek system, and he told the other gentlemen about the unique bonds of friendship that he forged as a result of his time in a fraternity.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity.
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