Queer

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

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)
Kill The Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell #1)
Competence (Custard Protocol, #3)
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How to Love a Jamaican
Ravensong (Green Creek, #2)
Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel
Hullmetal Girls
If You See Me, Don't Say Hi
A Study in Honor
Tight Quarters (Out of Uniform, #6)
Risk Taker (Mixed Messages #3)
Unfit to Print
In Other Words...Murder  (Holmes & Moriarity, #4)
The Descent of Monsters (Tensorate, #3)
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Conversations with Friends
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Prince and the Dressmaker
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)
A Little Life
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)
This is How It Always Is
We Are Okay
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)
When Katie Met Cassidy
Her Body and Other Parties
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Stone Butch Blues
Tipping the Velvet
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Fingersmith
Middlesex
Rubyfruit Jungle
Giovanni's Room
Ash
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #1)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Call Me By Your Name
The Song of Achilles

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Edmund White
In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Korean girl and they want to send her to school wit ...more
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David Rovics
They'll say you are bad or perhaps you are mad or at least you should stay undercover. Your mind must be bare if you would dare to think you can love more than one lover.
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