How many queer folks do you know?

Rhinobaby Rhinobaby
Most of my friends are queer to some extent, but I'm curious about the rest of you.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I don't know any queer people.
5  (5%)
I know one or two queer people.
15  (16%)
I know a hand full of queer people.
20  (21%)
About a quarter of my friends are queer.
9  (9%)
About half my friends are queer.
9  (9%)
Most of my friends are queer.
28  (29%)
Straight people?
9  (9%)
Total votes: 95
Poll is closed
12/06/2011
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jedent jedent
i know a handful of bi people, but nobody who totally identifies as gay, at least openly.
12/06/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
I'd say I know quite a few but it honestly doesnt make too much of a difference.
12/06/2011
Kkay Kkay
I think the only straight people I know are relatives. Everyone else is some value of queer.
12/06/2011
Gingy Gingy
I live in a small town way up north, I know of other gay people but don't know them. I don't really bother with seeking out people based on who they sleep with.
12/08/2011
JGrey JGrey
I am bi and Most of my friends are gay
12/08/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
Well, I like to think of myself as heterosexual with homosexual tendencies sometimes, (irrelevant, I know), but I have about 2 or 3 gay friends, and I know about 8 or 9 queer folk off the top of my head. There are more, I just can't think of their faces for the time being.
12/09/2011
nori nori
I hang out a lot in my college's lgbtPRIDE group, and the sex-positive women's center. So I know queer of all spectrum. :]
12/10/2011
Puss in Boots Puss in Boots
Almost everyone I am friends with is queer, or doesn't care about their sexual orientation.
02/01/2012
GONE! GONE!
About a quarter to a third.
02/01/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I know a few.
02/01/2012
Lizzy Lizzy
Did you have to use the word queer? You a redneck?
02/01/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I know a handful.
02/01/2012
dbm6907 dbm6907
I only know one or two.
02/08/2012
PirateofPenance PirateofPenance
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
Most of my friends are queer to some extent, but I'm curious about the rest of you.
Heavens. We make fun for one of my friends for being our token straight girl, there for diversity purposes.
02/09/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I made friends at my college mainly by going to events at our Queer Resource Center, so most of my friends are queer. I like it, though my straight friends are lovely, too.
06/18/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Its only me and my friend
06/18/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
i know tons!
06/19/2012
yarii yarii
i know a few! but i like them!
06/19/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
Most of my friends are queer to some extent, but I'm curious about the rest of you.
Apart from a few coworkers (with whom I rarely interact) and parts of my family (ditto), just about everyone I know is queer in some fashion or another. Everyone I care about on a deeply personal level is queer.
06/20/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by Lizzy
Did you have to use the word queer? You a redneck?
The word queer has been used in social, political, academic, and many other neutral-to-positive contexts for at least the last thirty years. Not everyone likes it, and not everyone has to like it, but it's by no means so offensive that only rednecks use it/nobody should use it. If someone wants to use the word queer to describe themselves or refer to the LGBTQIA* community as a whole, that's completely and totally acceptable (provided they are also in the community) and their use of the word should not be policed.
06/20/2012
lia ayala lia ayala
06/20/2012
fernwehh fernwehh
The majority of my closer friends are queer in one way or another, as is my mom! Even some of my coworkers are, though I'm not out to them, but it's still good to know.
08/27/2012
Happenstance Happenstance
To those who think you don't know any queer people: You know more than you think you do. You just haven't proven yourself safe enough and trustworthy enough for them to tell you.
08/27/2012
aluminummm aluminummm
The vast majority of my friendgroup is queer. I'm usually surprised to discover somebody identifies as straight.
08/27/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
a few, but not the majority
08/27/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I chose "I know a hand full of queer people" because it best fit. But really, I know a LOT. But a handful of my friends are, they rest are acquaintances that I get along with but don't hang out with enough for me to classify as friends. I don't have any problem with them and we say hi and all while out at the bar, but don't really hang out other than that. Then again, I don't really hang out other than that with many people in general. lol. But yeah, I guess that one's most fitting. I guess I could have selected most since majority of my friends from school and all are Bi, but still.
08/27/2012
Happenstance Happenstance
And yeah, I would constantly forget straight people exist if they weren't so busy trying to take away my rights. All of my friends are queer. Most of them are also trans*.
08/27/2012
Squeaky Squeaky
My best friend from high school 8 years ago is. I love having him to talk to as a friend, such a different view of the world and we both like share our thoughts about sexuality. He's even helped out in my relationship!
08/28/2012
smlove smlove
I almost clicked the 'straight people?' answer, because generally most of the people we hang out with are some sort of gay. but we do also have a lot of straight friends we don't see as often.
08/29/2012
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