what does it mean to identify as just queer? I’m new to the LGBT+ community and I’d like to know as much as possible (:
hi anon! sorry for taking so long to get back to you.
identifying as queer means different things to different people. like seriously, you could ask 10 people who identify as queer what it means to them and you will get 10 different answers.
generally speaking, queer is sometimes used as a catch-all, open-ended, (intentionally) ambiguous identity or word to describe not being heteronormative, amatonormative, gender normative and/or sexnormative.
some people identify as queer because it’s simpler than going into detail about their identity because often identity is really complex and intersectional. some people identify as queer out of solidarity or with the intent of reclaiming the word. there really are an infinite number of reasons why someone might identify as queer and only/mainly queer and an infinite number of meanings that such an identity could have.
sorry if this hasn’t helped you at all lol….