Harvard University has taken a step towards shrugging off its image as a fusty straight-laced academic institution by endowing America's first named professorship of sexuality.
The chair in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies introduces a discipline still in its infancy into the heart of the country's academic establishment. Its supporters claim that the move by one of the world's most august universities will send a message to other institutions globally that 'queer studies', as some call it, has finally arrived.
I wonder if I should apply?
For those interested I once edited (and still intend to re-edit a very extensive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History site.
People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History.