Yes, this is technically unethical. Yes, this is bizarre and desperate. But I'm wondering how effective the following strategy could be:
- Start getting actively involved in a gay professionals organization; try to assume a leadership role.
- Write a compelling essay about coming out of the closet last year and having to tell your conservative christian parents about it and learning to become comfortable with one's identity.
Given how obsessed top b-schools are with "diversity" and filling the various "niche" groups in their incoming class, I'm wondering if this strategy can have any merit. Obviously it's unethical, and I feel bad even having to resort to this, but given how badly I want to get in and my next app is my last chance, seems like it could be worth a shot.