I am a CLAGS member because I feel that it is important for the GBLT community to be studied & represented in an academic setting. CLAGS offers a unique opportunity to present GBLT scholars & their work to our community. I have attended numerous CLAGS events over the course of many years & learned so much about various topics that I would never have even heard about otherwise. CLAGS also offers opportunities for social interaction & networking. It does this all without charging the public anything. Now that I am in a position to do so, I want to give back to CLAGS for all the richness it has brought into my life. Becoming a member was the least I could do.