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Subject: LGBTQ title
Date Posted: 7/16/2010 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2009
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Please, please, tell me what the "Q" stands for in this title? I know the rest.  If its queer, isn't that the same as gay?

-a straight girl

Date Posted: 7/17/2010 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Queer includes more than just gay.  Gay refers to men.  Queer is considered a broader term, including straights who cross dress, folks with fetishes, and people who are intersexed.   But not everyone is comfortable with using queer.  It's a reclaimed term,  so some folks still dislike the negative past it brings with it.  There is a kinda of angry pride that comes with the term. 

Date Posted: 7/27/2010 5:19 PM ET
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questionable

Date Posted: 8/3/2010 2:33 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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According to Urban Dictionary - LGBTQ:  1.  lesbian gay bisexual transgendered questioning.  2. During an orientation for new students in the masters program in social work at CSULB, LGBTQ was used and everyone said "what's the Q for?" I guess they were afraid to actually use the word Queer, so they said "it means Questioning, as applied to young people, questioning their sexuality."