• Reviled, recovered, and respected: the history of the word “queer”

    1 day ago - By Bésame

    A number of individuals have recently questioned or criticized the use of the term “queer” to denote LGBTIQA+ individuals.
    A writer for the Guardian asserted that the “q-word” is as disparaging and hurtful as the “n-word” and that it should not be used.
    The meaning(s) and usage of queer have never been singular, simple, or stable, despite the fact that the word has a history of being used in hostile and derogatory ways.
    The origin of the word queer is unknown, but it entered the English language in the early 16th century, when it was largely used to imply strange, odd, peculiar, or...
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