I really wish there were a good, universally accepted umbrella term for LGBTQA people/identities. because im tired of it being gay. we're not all gay. but so many people are upset by queer. im glad you're fighting for people's right to use queer, and for aces and bi people
i understand some people are uncomfortable with it but tbh there’s always going to be people that are uncomfortable with any reclaimed word and will have their own personal anecdotes as to why - this is a given. it still doesn’t take away the tooth and nail FIGHT that went on for decades in our community as a collective whole to regain agency of the word Queer and make it ours to control and use.
Queer is all encompassing. It isn’t just about non-straight sexual identities, it’s also about non-cis gender identities. It’s a protest in a word. It allows you to be a part of the community without specifically defining yourself because not everyone knows what they are and not everyone is comfortable broadcasting what they are even to their own peers. It’s so powerful and so accessible to all.
I’m all for people not using it - You don’t have to use it, but let people who find solace in it do. We’re allowed.