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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How We Fall Apart (How We Fall Apart, #1)
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
The Wild Ones
All Are Welcome
Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms
Forestborn (Forestborn, #1)
All In: An Autobiography
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Both Sides Now
Like a Love Song
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