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  Definition of queer - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1 a: worthless, counterfeit money> b: questionable, suspicious2 a: differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal b (1): eccentric, unconventional (2): mildly insane : touched c: absorbed or interested to an extreme or unreasonable degree : obsessed d (1)often disparaging : homosexual (2)sometimes offensive : gay 4b3: not quite well
The older, strongly pejorative use has certainly not vanished, but a use by some gay people and some academics as a neutral or even positive term has established itself.
The newer use is sometimes taken to be offensive, especially by older gay men who fostered the acceptance of gay in these uses and still have a strong preference for it.
www.m-w.com /dictionary/queer   (158 words)

  Queer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queer has traditionally meant 'strange' or 'unusual' 'rare', but is currently often used in reference to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and paraphilic communities.
Queer is still used to mean 'strange' or 'unusual' in many contexts, and in some areas its modern usage must clearly be indicated by the context for it to be understood with its newer meaning.
The expression 'in Queer Street' was used in the UK in the early 20th century for someone in financial trouble.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queer   (1164 words)

 Queer theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Queer theory began as a branch of philosophical investigations of what is known as third wave feminism and gay and lesbian studies.
Queer Theory is a paring of words coined by Teresa de Lauretis during a "working conference on theorizing lesbian and gay sexualities that was held at the University of California, Santa Cruz in February 1990."
Queer theory, unlike most feminist theory and gay and lesbian studies, includes a wide array of non-normative sexualities and sexual practices in its list of identities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Queer_theory   (1086 words)

 Queer Theory
Queer theory's debunking of stable sexes, genders and sexualities develops out of a specifically lesbian and gay reworking of the post-structuralist figuring of identity as a constellation of multiple and unstable positions.
Queer is not always seen, however, as an acceptable elaboration of or shorthand for 'lesbian and gay'.
For queer is, in part, a response to perceived limitations in the liberationist and identity-conscious politics of the gay and lesbian feminist movements.
www.lib.latrobe.edu.au /AHR/archive/Issue-Dec-1996/jagose.html   (1539 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Queer Nation
Queer Nation's style drew on the urgency felt in the AIDS activist community about the mounting epidemic and the paucity of meaningful governmental response, and was inspired largely by the attention-grabbing direct-action tactics of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP).
Use of the term "queer" was never universally embraced by all segments of the constituencies that the concept of "queerness" could potentially represent; indeed, the term often evoked intense hostility.
Gay, lesbian, and queer studies are separate but related fields of cultural inquiry that attempt to establish the centrality of gender and sexuality within a particular area of investigation.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/queer_nation.html   (818 words)

 queer. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A reclaimed word is a word that was formerly used solely as a slur but that has been semantically overturned by members of the maligned group, who use it as a term of defiant pride.
For decades queer was used solely as a derogatory adjective for gays and lesbians, but in the 1980s the term began to be used by gay and lesbian activists as a term of self-identification.
Similarly, other reclaimed words are usually offensive to the in-group when used by outsiders, so extreme caution must be taken concerning their use when one is not a member of the group.
www.bartleby.com /61/58/Q0025800.html   (293 words)

 Queer | RMIT Student Union
Queer Collective meetings are held at Qspace, Bld 12 Level 4, next to the Womyn's Room, off the Lesley Clucas Lounge.
Queer RMIT was created to help establish a more visible and safe queer culture on campus.
Whilst the Queer Officers facilitate its activities, the Department's agenda is set by you, the students.
www.su.rmit.edu.au /queer   (250 words)

 Queer Vampires   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These awards were given to the best Queer Horror materials that were published during 2000, and many of the winners dealt with queer vampires.
Queer folk have also been associated with vampires in many ways by society at large.
For those of you who just want to kick back, talk and get to know other queer vampires, the Queer Vampire Forum is a bulletin board system to read and send messages to other queer vampires and vampire-lovers.
www.queerhorror.com /Qvamp   (537 words)

 GreenCine | Queer Cinema
Such characters are less noticeable today, replaced by a third queer presence, or actually two related ones: the dying homosexual of the AIDS era and the healthy, well-adjusted gay or lesbian of the New Queer Cinema and beyond.
Just as drag queens radicalized legions of queers at the Stonewall Riots, so the sissy, in his quieter way, was the revolutionary of 1930s cinema, brazenly countering the hetero hero's often foolish attempts to get laid (or at least steal a kiss) with an arsenal of arched eyebrows, rolling eyes and finger-wagging.
Crazy queers were the driving force in films like the 1957 The Strange One (with Ben Gazzara as a crypto-homo sadist at a military school), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) and The Sergeant (1968).
www.greencine.com /static/primers/queer.jsp   (2758 words)

 SF Gate: Gay & Lesbian Guide: Queer SF
Thus, this guide offers both an overview of queer San Francisco from the beginning of the century to the present and a select neighborhood guide that lets you in on local bon mots not to be missed.
During the '80s, as thousands died, AIDS became the focus of queers who participated in organizations, marches and vigils to stop the spread of the disease and increase the availability of treatments for people with AIDS.
Queer multiculturalism bloomed in drama, magazines and films such as Marlon Riggs and Essex Hemphill's famous Tongues Untied, which explored the African American gay male experience and outraged Jesse Helms.
www.sfgate.com /eguide/gay/pages/queersf.shtml   (927 words)

 Smith College - Program for the Study of Women and Gender
Queer Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field whose goal is to analyze antinormative sexual identities, performances, discourses and representations in order ultimately to destabilize the notion of normative sexuality and gender.
In queer studies, the interpretation, enactment, and destabilizing of sexual identities is linked to that of gender categories.
In the queer studies concentration students are encouraged to consider the historical and theoretical foundations of queer studies as well as the potential consequences (epistemological and political) of a queer studies critique.
www.smith.edu /wst/queerstudies.html   (353 words)

 Amazon.com: Queer : A Novel: Books: William S. Burroughs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queer, the first of these, was originally written in 1951, but has never before been published.
While Queer may seem tame in comparison to Burroughs's later work, it is important for the insight it offers about his development as a writer.
Queer is an unfinished novel set in Mexico City in the late 1940s, where "Lee" (Burrough's surrogate) is trying to "kick the Chinaman all the way out".
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140083898?v=glance   (2266 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Queer (Picador Books): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queer remains a brilliant work whose many charms I intend to delve into again and again.
Queer is a story of love and Mexico City, filled with the usual lyrical prose of William Burroughs.
Although Junky is great, Queer reveals a more human side to his work where one can actually empathize with the main character.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0330300164   (813 words)

 Queer Watch
Queer has come to be misconceived as the white gay male face of popular media representations of the last quarter-century.
We, as queer people of color, have no time to dabble in the politics of different single issues, but rather, must amass an understanding for ourselves in the context of the politics of intersectionality.
Queer youth commit suicide in numbers 5 times that of heterosexual, nontransgender kids, while Congress and the president stand on their right to deny queers even fundamental rights like employment protection and meaningless rights like marriage.
www.zmag.org /queerwatch.htm   (4743 words)

 www.theory.org.uk Resources: Queer Theory
Queer theory is a set of ideas based around the idea that identities are not fixed and do not determine who we are.
It is a mistake to think that queer theory is another name for lesbian and gay studies.
Queer theory has something to say to lesbian and gay studies -- and also to a bunch of other areas of sociology and cultural theory.
www.theory.org.uk /ctr-que1.htm   (288 words)

 ‘Queer’ label prompts reflection, change | The University Daily Kansan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To stay in accordance with our style guide, the editors who worked Sunday evening held a discussion and decided to change the term “homosexuals” to “queers” in the article “Protesters return to campus.” The reporter was not responsible for its use.
The rule in our style guide states, “Although the term ‘queer’ was offensive in the past, it is a term in transition.
The Web site for the KU organization Queers and Allies poses the same question I was researching: “Why the word ‘queer?’” Because “queer” is an all-inclusive, one-syllable word, because it pushes the envelope and because it continues to gain acceptance in political and academic context, according to the site.
www.kansan.com /stories/2005/sep/14/op_queer   (531 words)

 Josie Cotton - Johnny are you Queer? - Lyrics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The synth work that marked the music of the day is kept to a minimum, replaced by deftly written and played 60's-era guitar work.
And while her biggest hit "Johnny Are You Queer" is a pretty dopey song, most of the tracks on her Convertible Music LP pretty accurately mimic 60's pop.
Of course, the opinions of this listener in 1998 can't change the fact that Josie Cotton couldn't make a dent in the charts after "Johny Are You Queer," nor did she have much success with her follow-up album.
www.80smusiclyrics.com /artists/josiecotton.htm   (231 words)

 queer - Definitions from Dictionary.com
For decades queer was used solely as a derogatory adjective for gays and lesbians, but in the 1980s the term began to be used by gay and lesbian activists as a term of self-identification.
Nevertheless, a sizable percentage of people to whom this term might apply still hold queer to be a hateful insult, and its use by heterosexuals is often considered offensive.
Similarly, other reclaimed words are usually offensive to the in-group when used by outsiders, so extreme caution must be taken concerning their use when one is not a member of the group.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/queer   (530 words)

 Queer Play
Thanks in part to the advent of queer theory in cultural studies, crossdressing has in recent years been the focus of a considerable body of critical work, especially in studies of the theater of the English Renaissance.
From a variety of theoretical perspectives (post-Foucaultian analysis of the discursive construction of sexuality, the poetics and politics of representation, materialist feminism, queer theory, etc.) contemporary scholars have sought to track the elusive figure of the transvestite.
Both the collective and subjective, the normative and the transgressive, must be explored to approach a balanced understanding of the meaning of these plays for their audience.
www.georgetown.edu /labyrinth/conf/cs95/papers/clark.html   (4904 words)

 "Queer as Folk" (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After being so impressed with the original British version of Queer As Folk, I was sceptical when I learned that the US had begun their interpretation of the series.
Overall, Queer As Folk is probably one of the best shows on television right now, regardless of whatever country it comes from.
It's definitely one that is not to be missed, and if a quite literally staggering series about the loves and lives of a very special group of gay people is what your after, then look no further.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0262985   (1075 words)

 Queer Resources Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Queer Resources Directory contains 25488 files about everything queer; the QRD is at http://www.qrd.org/, with mirrors all over the world.
Queers and their Families, including parenting and marriage.
Queer Culture, History and Origins: what makes us unique, where we've been and where we come from.
www.qrd.org /qrd   (146 words)

 Queer Eye for the golfin'-rollin' guy Kiel Christianson
Several months ago, I did a story on disabled golfers, the hurdles they face and the equipment designed to help them enjoy the game.
Featured prominently in that article was the SoloRider company, and one of the distributors of SoloRider single-rider carts, John Hikel of Total Access Golf.
Recently, John was asked by the folks at Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to come to NYC and be a part of a show.
www.travelgolf.com /blogs/kiel.christianson/2005/05/19/queer_eye_for_the_golfin_rollin_guy   (442 words)

 Lyrics Search: queer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The queerest of the queer, The strangest of the strange...
The queerest of the queer, Hide inside your head...
...He hurriedly sipped his beer, and poking fun of the queer...
www.lyricalcontent.com /wordsrch.php?q=queer&num=0   (83 words)

 Queer Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I found two ancient petroglyphs (and heard of a third) that apparently depict homosexual activities, which sparked my interest in the possibility of Queer Archaeology.
After a couple of years, I had enough information to begin writing a series of newspaper articles for a Santa Cruz paper; my monthly column was called "Queering the Ancient Western World", and most of my articles are reprinted here.
I also became fascinated by the runes, and have discovered that they are in fact Queer magick, created and spread around Europe by a tribe of nomadic homosexual warriors called the Erilaz or Herilaz (the Heruli in Latin and Greek).
home.earthlink.net /~ekerilaz/archaeo.html   (416 words)

 Queer Eye For The Straight Guy - Bravo @ Reality TV World - News, information, episode summaries, message boards, chat ...
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy - Bravo @ Reality TV World - News, information, episode summaries, message boards, chat and games for unscripted television programs
TV's "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy" culture guru Jai Rodriguez is getting ready to join the Broadway production of "The Producers." Full Story
• 'Queer Eye's "All Things" theme song to be released as a single
www.realitytvworld.com /queereyeforthestraightguy   (1176 words)

 Flickr: Photos tagged with queer
Laugh and have lots of fun with sexy single gay men.
You can assign up to 70 tags to each photo.
Feed – Subscribe to photos tagged with queer
www.flickr.com /photos/tags/queer   (124 words)

 Queer Wesleyan
This site is being developed as we speak, so please excuse us for the time being.
Feel free, however, to check out the links to the left to get a feeling for what it means to be queer on Wesleyan's campus, an overview of the resources available to queer students, faculty, and staff, and other such things!
Please direct all issues to the webmaster, and he'll get back to you as soon as he can!
www.wesleyan.edu /queer   (129 words)

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