To the Editor:
I’d like to augment what Alyssa Rosenberg, coordinator-at-large of the LGBT cooperative, said about the place of non-queer people in queer studies: “Issues of homophobic violence discuss what non-queer people do — it’s just as much a study of non-queer people as it is queer people” (“Touted professors share name, subject,” 1/22).
I am not queer, but like most or all people, I have had to defend my sexuality from being scripted and controlled by institutions — a religious one in my case. The examination of the conflation of sexual activity with identity is foundational to queer theory. So, as a non-queer person with no aggressive tendencies toward queer people, I feel as much a part of queer inquiry as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people.
Meg Reulend ’03
January 22, 2003