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Queer studies is the critical theory based study of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity usually focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and cultures. Universities have also labeled this area of analysis Sexual Diversity Studies, Sexualities Studies or LGBTQ Studies (Q for "Questioning"). Once only meaning odd or unusual, and later an anti-gay epithet, "queer" used in reference to LGBT communities remains controversial.[citation needed]

Originally centered on LGBT history and literary theory, the field has expanded to include the academic study of issues raised in biology, sociology, anthropology, the history of science,philosophy, psychology, political science, ethics, and other fields by an examination of the identity, lives, history, and perception of queer people. Marianne LaFrance, the former chair of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University, says, "Now we're asking not just 'What causes homosexuality?' [but also] 'What causes heterosexuality?' and 'Why is sexuality so central in some people's perspective?'"

Queer studies is not the same as queer theory, an analytical viewpoint within queer studies (centered on literary studies and philosophy) that challenges the putatively "socially constructed" categories of sexual identity.

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Gay/Lesbian Studies Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Muddy Waters Scholarship $2,000 April 30, 2018
Jean McIver Scholarship $500 December 01, 2018
George Watt Prize $250 July 01, 2018
Gina Tenney Memorial Scholarship Varies February 01, 2019
Sally Schindel Cone Scholarship Varies December 01, 2018
Richard G. Lane Memorial History Scholarship Varies December 01, 2018
Gene and Pat Holder Scholarship Varies December 01, 2018
Chris Velonis Miller Scholarship Varies December 01, 2018
Baecker Foreign Study Award Up to $0 December 01, 2018
Frederick Palmer Whiddon Liberal Arts Scholarship Varies December 01, 2018