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What is "queer?"



 Queer: An umbrella term that can refer to anyone who transgresses society's view of gender or sexuality. The definitional indeterminacy of the word Queer, its elasticity, is one of its constituent characteristics: "A zone of possibilities"
   
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Transgender PRIDE
   
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Transgender
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an umbrella term for people who transgress society's view of gender as necessarily fixed, unmoving, and following from one's biological sex. Transgendered people can include transsexuals, cross-dressers, drag kings/queens, masculine women, feminine men, and those who defy what society tells them is appropriate for their gender.
   
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Lesbian
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a woman who is attracted to other women; adjective describing such women
   
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Gay
Gay Male Symbol
a man who is attracted to other men; adjective describing such men. Also used for same-sex woman attraction
   
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Bi-sexual PRIDE
   
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Bi-sexual
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(adj.) attracted to members of either the male or female sex
   
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Intersex
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(n): A person who is biologically intermidiate between male and female. (a). - "True hermaphrodite" - a person with both ovarian and testicular tissue, i.e. a person with ambiguous gonads. (b) "Pseudo-hermaphrodite" - a person with two ovaries or two testes, but ambiguous genitals. The term "Intersexual" is now commonly preferred
   
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These definitions are in no way permanent and/or definite. As the English language changes and transitions, so do the definitions of these terms.

Term definitions were taken from several places including Arizona State University - Intergroup Relations Centter, www.lesbian.com, The National Conference for Community and Justice, and more.

                                                                                                                                            *Information provided by Victor Santa