What is queer?


Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual, heteronormative, or gender-binary. In the context of Western identity politics the term also acts as a label setting queer-identifying people apart from discourse, ideologies, and lifestyles that typify mainstream LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) communities as being oppressive or assimilationist.

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Some articles on queer:

Queer - Current Examples - Arts, Entertainment, and Publishing
... See also Queer cinema Some television shows that use "queer" in their titles include both the British and North American versions of Queer as Folk, Queer Eye ...
Sexuality And Space - Spiritual Spaces of LGBTQI
... spiritual spaces are created, known in many cases as "Queer Spiritual Spaces", that can vary from sacred buildings or locations that can be "queered" to natural environments or cultural ... Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex) communities are largely atheist or agnostic, but instead some are just adopting non-Abrahamic faiths with ... The other option to creating these "Queer Spiritual Spaces" is taking part in the "queering" of religions, a movement which allows people to still practice their traditional religions but within a space ...
Sexual Minorities In Japan
... on Japanese definitions of gender and sexuality, Japanese reactions to Queer life, the clash between traditional and contemporary ideas, and the cultural restraints of being Queer in Japan ... The Western term “Queer,” currently utilized as an umbrella term for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender represents a change in thought pertaining to ...
Something Queer Is Going On - Books
... Something Queer is Going On (1973) Something Queer at the Ballpark (1975) Something Queer at the Library (1977) Something Queer on Vacation (1980 ...
Sexuality And Space - Introductory Readings and Key Texts
... We’re Here! We’re Queer! We’re Over There,Too! Queer Cultural Geographies Handbook of Cultural Geography ... "Inventing Queer Place Social space and the urban environment as factors in the writing of gay, lesbian and transgender histories" http//www.marcgreyling.com/queer/ Knopp, L ... From lesbian to gay to queer geographies Pasts, prospects and possibilities ...

More definitions of "queer":

  • (adj): Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.
    Synonyms: gay, homophile

Famous quotes containing the word queer:

    They’re a queer lot;Main’t they,—the sort of people one meets about in the world?
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    It is queer to contemplate how many people there are in any community who labor under the hallucination that if one is engaged in any occupation different from their own, that they are just having a good time, with no possible hardships to encounter.
    Caroline Nichols Churchill (1833–?)

    Men, my dear, are very queer animals, a mixture of horse- nervousness, ass-stubbornness, and camel-malice—with an angel bobbing about unexpectedly like the apple in the posset, and when they can do exactly as they please, they are very hard to drive.
    Oh, England. Sick in head and sick in heart,
    Sick in whole and every part,
    And yet sicker thou art still
    For thinking that thou art not ill.
    Thomas Henry Anonymous (1825–95)