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:

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 ...
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) Something Queer at the Lemonade Stand (1982) Something Queer at the ...
Sexuality And Space - Spiritual Spaces of LGBTQI
... 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 practices in themselves ... that LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex) communities are largely atheist or agnostic, but instead some are just adopting non-Abrahamic ... 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
... 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 gender and sexuality in ...
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, and the cartoon Queer Duck ...

More definitions of "queer":

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

Famous quotes containing the word queer:

    We must be generously willing to leave for a time the narrow boundaries in which our individual lives are passed ... In this fresh, breezy atmosphere ... we will be surprised to find that many of our familiar old conventional truths look very queer indeed in some of the sudden side lights thrown upon them.
    Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)

    There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody’s expense but his own.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

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