Today is the Trans* Day of Remembrance. Show your support, and honour the lives of those lost to the hands of anti-trans* violence.
Anonymous asked: hi, I'm kind of confused- what does the word "queer" exactly mean? Is queer a blanket term for all non-hetero sexualities or is it another type of sexual orientation all together? (different from gay, bi, etc) Also, does the "Q" in LGBTQ stand for "queer" or "questioning"? I've seen both. Thanks!
For sake of this blog, we use the term queer to refer to people that identify outside of a cisgendered or heterosexual identity. We don’t expect everyone reading this to identify as queer, but we use it as a blanket term in hopes that our messages can be as inclusional as possible. Using an acronym would take up more space in our tiny image blurbs, and we would also risk excluding certain identities that don’t identify by any of the letters, as well as the possible confusion that acronyms spawn as they increase in length.
And when’s the last time anyone saw a cool Normal-type anyway?
Yes, FCKH8, this means that asexuals and pansexuals and non-binary identities are completely and totally real. Sorry we made you Google such scary words.
For what it’s worth, organizations like the Westboro Baptist Church and Fox News are probably under the impression that they mean well. That doesn’t exempt them from being problematic. As an activist, it is my right and my responsibility to call out problematic behaviour, especially when it’s disguised as “pro-gay” and is only serving to further oppress already marginalized groups in queer communities.