First time sober in over a week. I feel boring.
I should buy some soil.
When did “queer” start meaning everyone who isn’t straight?
I don’t know but I always use it as a “not straight people” word… I’m fine with it…
The last time I paid attention (admittedly a long time ago) queer = gay. It didn’t equal bi or trans or anything but gay. I don’t get it. Not being straight does not make you gay (queer) (although I do see a lot of people who want to believe it does). Why does everyone have to be grouped together like being bi, gay, pansexual etc. is all the same thing when it’s not? Maybe this is just the way it is now and I am too resistant to change. That could totally be it. But I just wonder why every not straight person is referred to as “queer” when they are not in fact “gay”. I probably don’t make sense, I have a hard time making sense sometimes. But please followers feel free to jump in with your thoughts on the subject. I would love to know how others feel about this.
I like to think of it as a reclaimed slur. It does seem to be used as an umbrella term for anyone who is questioning their gender OR their sexuality (like genderqueer), so anyone who is at all variant in those categories can use the term to describe themselves. It also has one syllable as opposed to LGBT*QQIADP, etc, so I’d like it if it could serve to unite everyone. I also like the term Gender/Sexual Minorities (GSM).