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I too believe in a queer volksgeist — a unique cultural and social approach, a rainbow lens through which we see the world. I believe this volksgeist is shaped by our sense of outsider-ness, our gender non-conformity, our insistence on questioning. I believe this questioning, and its attendant cultural stance, is our most valuable survival skill and contribution to human affairs. I believe our queervolksgeist is uniquely historical in nature, and that an understanding of who and how we have been in the past is essential to understanding who and how we are now, even though our being and our way of being has changed radically over space and time.