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Counterfeiting: The Academic Closet
Counterfeiting: The academic closet

A few years ago, a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania legislature held open hearings throughout the state about proposed changes in the public school curriculum. The head of the Lesbian and Gay Task Force in Pennsylvania asked if I would testify about the importance of a gay-inclusive curriculum. As I prepared my testimony, I spoke about what I should expect with a friend who had appeared in front of other legislative bodies. He presented a picture that was both calming and boring: empty chamber rooms with a handful of state legislators lazily grinding their way through testimony from the citizenry. I told myself that although I would not make the five o'clock news, I also had nothing to get ...

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