The Q in LGBTQ: On the Queer Community

A nice overview of Queer history and identity!

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Last but certainly not least in the LGBTQ acronym is queer.

Queer is an identity describing people who have a non-normative gender identity, sexual orientation, or sexual anatomy—includes lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, and transgender people and allies. Since the term is sometimes used as a slur, it has a negative connotation for some LGBTQ people; however, others have reclaimed it and are comfortable using it to describe themselves.

The History

The word queer “has been used since the early 16th century mostly to denote people considered to be odd or eccentric. It has also designated being of unsound mind, the state of drunkenness, and counterfeit money, among other irregular things-things contrasted with the norm” (Herbst 237). Queer wasn’t used to describe gay communities until the early 20th Century. Then queer was used by the heterosexual community to separate themselves from the gay communities. (Herbst 237)

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2 Responses to The Q in LGBTQ: On the Queer Community

  1. jessicamahmoud says:

    Thanks for using my piece, we ought to collab sometime!

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