There’s more to ‘Tell’: Margaret Witt ’86 on fighting homophobia and being tokenized
Writing in Pacific Lutheran University’s student social justice journal, The Matrix:
News flash: there were gay people at Pacific Lutheran University before there was a Center for Gender Equity, a Queer Ally Student Union, or any celebrations of a pride week. Major Margaret Witt, who will give the Meant to Live Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Scandinavian Cultural Center, is one of them.
…Her queer experience differs from mine. I came out at PLU with joyfully little fanfare: I announced my queer identity, and my friends said “Great, but… Duh?” and we moved on.
The first time Margie heard the words “Major Witt is gay,” it was from her attorney’s mouth in front of the press…