- Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. (of a person) gay or lesbian.
- noting or relating to a sexual orientation or gender identity that falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary: queer subcultures.
- a term used to refer to a person who is gay.
- a person whose sexual orientation or gender identity falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary.
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Queer is also a term used by activists and academics: queer politics; scholars of queer literature. The term has more recently come to include any person whose sexuality or gender identity falls outside the heterosexual norm or the gender binary. A person identifying as queer can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, gender-fluid, etc., and the use of queer allows for the expression of LGBTQ community membership without requiring any specific label.
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OTHER WORDS FROM queerqueer·ly, adverbqueer·ness, noun
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“Social media has been, even in spite of some of the challenges that queer communities and communities of color face, a democratizing force,” she said.Puerto Rico LGBTQ activist blocked from Facebook accounts for two months|Kaela Roeder|October 23, 2020|Washington Blade
Yet, Beard was terrified that people would find out that he was queer.
Transformer, a non-profit visual arts organization, has launched this year’s exhibit of “Queer Threads” an ongoing initiative that seeks to explore LGBTQ identities through fiber and textile art forms.Transformer unveils this year’s ‘Queer Threads’ exhibits|Parker Purifoy|October 22, 2020|Washington Blade
The two-day celebration will feature performances, presentations, and critical discussions that explore various facets of the queer Filipinx experience.Kamayan Coalition to celebrate Filipino American, LGBTQ History Months|Parker Purifoy|October 22, 2020|Washington Blade