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anonymous asked:

Out of curiosity is queer another term for gay?

Queer is generally seen as a reclaimed slur of sorts, y'know? Basically it encompasses the entire “not straight” spectrum, applying to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, asexuals, trans, etc.–whole LGBTQIAP+ field. So it CAN be used as a synonym, but means far more than just ‘gay.’ Some folks don’t like using it due to its long history of being used to demean and dehumanize others, but lately it’s made a positive comeback. Generally comes down to how it’s used.

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