How many queer folks do you know?

Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I answered about half because I don't feel like actually counting. As a queer studies minor and a major ally in my community, almost everyone I know here in my college town is queer either politically or sexually. Most of my friends from high school and back home dont understand the term queer.
The Kitty The Kitty
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
Most of my friends are queer to some extent, but I'm curious about the rest of you.
I find my closest circle seems to get more and more queer, and I'm good with that
Lori Gonzales Lori Gonzales
most are gay
TheirPet TheirPet
I have a ton of friends and a good portion of them identify as queer.
A.S. A.S.
I don't think any of my friends are heterosexual, but I met most of them through the internet in asexual (and of those who are asexual, I think only one or two are exclusively heteroromantic, the others being overwhelmingly panromantic or aromantic) or LGBetc.-focused spaces, so my experience is probably unusual.
Supervixen Supervixen
Quite a few...nearly half of my friends. I'm all over the map with my circles of friends, but I've always been open and unapologetic about my support for GLBT rights, and it's attracted people who are happy they can feel comfortable around me. My upbringing was conservative, so it was a big deal when I was younger--not as much these days, but a lot of friends from way back when have stuck around.
clevercharlatan clevercharlatan
I'm some kind of accidental queer separatist.
marshmallow marshmallow
most of my friends are queer!
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I know a few.
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
Most of my friends from high school that I have continued to keep in touch with are straight. Most of my friends from undergrad were queer.
katat katat
most people i hang out with are gay
xxSuzakuxx xxSuzakuxx
only 2
xmanx xmanx
skippywashere skippywashere
I'd say about half. I like the balance, but do tend to hang out with my queer friends more. One of my roommates is gay too, so we have a lot of mutual friends that we both hang out with.
I don't have much in terms of queer friends, just the odd acquaintance. I always end up being everyone else's token queer friend.
lainebug lainebug
Originally posted by Rhinobaby
Most of my friends are queer to some extent, but I'm curious about the rest of you.
u did not specify "queer" in sex or personality. all my friends are "queer" in personality as far as sexual only 1.
xscorpiox xscorpiox
i know quite a bit
LoganAshlee. LoganAshlee.
I guess my friends reflect who I am... queer!
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
Many of the people I hang out with are queer, but there's still a few straight kids out there too.
FlightyBroad FlightyBroad
The majority of my friends are queer. It's always kind of a surprise to me whenever I meet a straight person, haha.
i know a couple of em
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I only know a couple personally.
Hipposterous Hipposterous
I wish there had been an 'other' option.

In person, I only interact with 1 queer person-- my hairdresser. I KNOW maybe 5 queer people altogether locally, but I never talk to them or interact with them. Most of the local queer people I know, we became acquaintances through solidarity because we live in such a conservative area, but our interests just don't line up.

However, online I pretty much only have queer friends. It helps me get through the days and not feel like a total weirdo for my orientation... but I consider it separate in this poll because having identified as queer for 9 years, the local voice telling me I am a bad person for my identity tends to drown out my few friends spread across the world that can relate to me. =/
Gdom Gdom
Hm, I probably know a handful of people that ID as queer. Most of my non-straight friends are bi or gay, which, to clear up some apparent confusion in this thread, is NOT the exact same thing as queer. Broadly speaking, queer identity usually implies a connection with sociopolitical activism and purposeful subversion of heteronormativity whereas ID'ing as gay, lesbian, bi, and so forth does not necessarily have those elements (although it might in some cases). Obviously, that's a bit of a generalization since the boundaries of identity categories are invariably fuzzy, but there IS some difference between them.
karenm karenm
About half of my friends are.
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
A cousin's daughter has come out as a lesbian. That's all, as far as I know.
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