Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)


Omar Portillo

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Winter 2001


When I receive copies of my college transcripts from CUNY these days, under my major it reads, "Gay and Lesbian Studies," followed by "Gender and Sexuality Studies." As far as I know, I am the first CUNY undergraduate to see such a major on his/her transcript. I have managed to build this major through the CUNY BA program — which allows students to fashion their own major if no campus provides it, by compiling courses at a range of CUNY campuses — and CLAGS has been instrumental in my achieving this goal. It makes me feel so proud to know that I am being officially acknowledged by the CUNY system, not only for my academic interests, but also for one of my identities: a gay male.


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



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