Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

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Winter 2001


When I learned that CLAGS had secured an interdisciplinary program in Lesbian and Gay Studies and that the first course, An Introduction to Lesbian and Gay/Queer Studies, was to be offered in the Fall, I knew that I wanted to be in what I conceived as the first step in a much larger offering and celebration of critical ideas and counter-hegemonic discourse. I thought: finally, I won't be the only student reading and thinking from a radically left, feminist, lesbian, perspective - not that all of these four leanings must in any way accompany the position of lesbian, gay or queer, or for that matter, accompany any person entering this class, they just do for me, and thankfully, I wasn't the only whatever-it-is-that-l-am sitting at the table.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 11, no. 1.



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