Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

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Spring 2011


As I write this, the snow is slowly melting: the residue of the blizzard that brought 2010 to a close (and ground the East Coast to an almost complete halt). The stillness of the air outside fosters a kind of meditativeness, although it's hard to get a firm grasp on the events of the past few weeks. After what seemed like an endless parade of false starts, Congress finally overturned Don't Ask, Don't Tell, a policy that came into being at the same time as our newest crop of undergraduates. And at almost the same moment, the DREAM Act, legislation that would reward tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants for their commitment to education, was defeated.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, Spring 2011.



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