Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual or cisgender. Originally meaning "strange" or "peculiar", queer came to be deployed pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late-19th century. Beginning in the late-1980s, queer scholars and activists began to reclaim the word to establish community and assert a politicized identity distinct from the gay political identity. Queer identitites may be adopted by those who reject traditional gender identities and seek a broader, less conformist, and deliberately ambiguous alternati ...more

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The Great American Whatever
Rag and Bone (Rag and Bone, #1)
Trailer Trash
Out of Frame (In Focus #3)
Between Ghosts
The Cosmopolitans
My Year Zero
The Terracotta Bride
Beijing Comrades
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Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3)
Symptoms of Being Human
The Abyss Surrounds Us (The Abyss Surrounds Us, #1)
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan
First and First (Five Boroughs, #3)
The Argonauts
Giant Days, Vol. 2
The Great American Whatever
The Art of Being Normal
Symptoms of Being Human
More Happy Than Not
Selfie (Bluewater Bay, #13)
What Belongs to You
A Gentleman's Position (Society of Gentlemen, #3)
We Are the Ants
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
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873 books — 744 voters

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191 books — 527 voters

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Are You My Mother?
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Boy Meets Boy
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