Genderqueer vs queer

fizzygato fizzygato
Recently I played a game at school, where we were supposed to take LGBTQ terms and place them into one of four categories: sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

When it came to the word "queer" no one knew where to put it, and tried putting it into "gender" boxes, and someone said, "But what about genderqueer? Shouldn't that go in the box instead?"

I was wondering what all of your thoughts were on this......
02/07/2013
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novanilla novanilla
I use queer as a blanket term to identify myself and others who are not straight and/or cis. I am cis, but not straight, so I'm queer. Someone who is trans* but is straight, would also be queer. It's just anyone who doesn't fall into a straight and/or cis category. I like it better than just saying gay, because that doesn't include everyone.
02/08/2013
Ilmenskie Ilmenskie
Agreed with the post above and I've also seen people describe their sexual identity as "queer" because gay/straight/bi/pan/ac e doesn't seem to fit quite right (especially those who are genderqueer since sexuality labels are often based on what gender you are)
02/08/2013
needapacker needapacker
Quote:
Originally posted by novanilla
I use queer as a blanket term to identify myself and others who are not straight and/or cis. I am cis, but not straight, so I'm queer. Someone who is trans* but is straight, would also be queer. It's just anyone who doesn't fall into a ... More
Someone that is trans is not necessarily queer. If someone chooses to identify as queer that's up to them but not all trans people consider themselves queer.
02/11/2013
QoI QoI
Quote:
Originally posted by fizzygato
Recently I played a game at school, where we were supposed to take LGBTQ terms and place them into one of four categories: sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

When it came to the word "queer" no one knew ... More
Queer, to me, is a blanket term for "not straight", as someone else has mentioned. If I don't feel like explaining that I'm bisexual, or more accurately, pansexual, I'll just say that I'm queer. So that would be Sexual Orientation.

Gender Queer is more about rejecting the gender binary. It doesn't necessarily mean that you are trans, but it can mean that you are stuck between genders, or that you shift genders. Most of the time I'm okay with identifying as female, but I don't shave or do anything feminine, and I behave more masculine. Then suddenly I'll shave it all and wear make up or somthing. I shift between gender roles and identity. So that's Gender Identity and Gender Expression for me, but probably fits best under Gender Identity.
02/11/2013
tiniest bird tiniest bird
Quote:
Originally posted by fizzygato
Recently I played a game at school, where we were supposed to take LGBTQ terms and place them into one of four categories: sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

When it came to the word "queer" no one knew ... More
Queer is more a sexuality thing for me. While I would never say a straight trans person couldn't consider themselves queer, the reason why trans people were originally considered queer by cis straight people is because they were seen as 'really' men or women whose relationships were therefore gay.

Genderqueer I would personally put under gender identity, since you can identify as gq but still express yourself as male or female or something else.
02/14/2013
Rab Rab
I agree with what others have said, "queer" to me means anything that isn't straight, be it gay, trans, pansexual, etc. That being said, I used to refer to myself as genderqueer, but I came to realize it didn't really fit because I feel that it more describes someone who has a mix of attributes from more than one gender, whereas I identify as almost totally male.
02/21/2013
LoneOokami LoneOokami
Queer is pretty much an umbrella term for everything that doesnt fit into the hetero-normative categories and genderqueer is a gender expression that is neither male nor female or a mix of both pretty much its just outside the binary
05/08/2013
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