LGBTIQ+ Terms & definitions beginning with the letter Q

Entries in the LGBTIQ+ Lexicon starting with ‘Q’

  • Queer* – Both a reclaimed term, one which encompasses queer sexuality and/or gender, and a term of abuse from homophobic bullying and assault during the third quarter of the 20th Century.
  • Questioning – Someone not sure of their sexuality but questioning it

Some words may be non-English, culturally specific, anachronistic, explicit, or considered offensive to some, use with caution and see the full description, etymology, origins, spread of usage, meaning shift, insult vs reclamation, and application, under the term itself and/or ask a person who identifies with the terminology how they use it and what it means to them.

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