Oberlin College's 'Year of the Queer' Involves Campus Community

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Oberlin College is holding a year-long series of academic courses, performances, social events, and lectures focusing on the broad and varied subject of "queer theory" -- based on the idea that sexual identities are not fixed and do not determine who we are.

An academic discussion and reading group on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer theory inspired the program's creation, according to the college. Founding member and sociology professor Greggor Mattson describes the program's purpose as "Making queer theory accessible to students who aren't queer and to those who think queer theory is not relevant to our lives," according to a college press release.

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