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Old 10-21-2019, 06:51 PM
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Still wondering wtf "queer" means. I'll accept any and all definitions, and I'll sort it out myself, and everyone will have to live with my decision.
My definition

A general term for people who are not "tradionally" sexual as to gender . As it applies to how they identify themselves or their partners

Basically a general term to encompass all and to replace the alphabet being used
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And to build on what patience said, I've seen asexuals, trans people, nonbinary people, and gender-nonconforming people self-identify as "queer". I'm not sure I know any gay men or lesbians who routinely describe themselves as "queer", but the term is generally understood to also include LGB people.
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I also have a Facebook friend who picks a fight every year around Pride about why kinky people should be considered "queer". (He likes to tie people up.) I observe that most of his friends seem to disagree.
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Well, that seems a more little-letter queer, but not Capital-Letter Queer.
But, I'm still looking for any and all definitions, and as already mentioned, what I say goes.
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I also have a Facebook friend who picks a fight every year around Pride about why kinky people should be considered "queer". (He likes to tie people up.) I observe that most of his friends seem to disagree.
To me it is about how you identify as a gender and/or who you are attracted to

How you express these attractions don't count S&M, fetishes, plushes... in this discussion and I feel hurts the overall message that queer lifestyles are not a choice and not a fetish.

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I don't remember hearing the word "queer" used as a slur in a long, long time. It definitely was when I was a kid in the mid 80's, but I don't remember hearing it at all after high school.
Nice to know I can always count on my own home state to make me look like a jackass.

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Nice to know I can always count on my own home state to make me look like a jackass.

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I thought of this thread when I read that.
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I admit, it's possible I'm just more sheltered than I realize, here in this little blue bubble of sanity in the middle of this very red state.
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As a kid, all I knew hearing that word was tackling the kid who had the football.

And if the ball was on the ground, having enough guts to pick it up and run and avoid all the other kids.



At least until the teacher came out and told us to stop playing so rough.
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As a kid, all I knew hearing that word was tackling the kid who had the football.

And if the ball was on the ground, having enough guts to pick it up and run and avoid all the other kids.



At least until the teacher came out and told us to stop playing so rough.
We called that "cream the carrier".
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