I am a queer female graduate student at IUPUI in the Occupational Therapy Department. I am writing my thesis on the Theory/Practice Gap and how it is defined in the current literature. The two people who have accepted positions on my committee are male, and I am interested in asking another male, albeit a gay one (I feel weird even adding that qualifier), to the third position. Do I need a woman's voice? It feels forced to choose a person purely because of gender and not because of qualifications and expertise in the subject area.