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What's the difference?

Today at planned parenthood they had a survey and it asked sexual orientation. The options were gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, not sure, transgender, and QUEER.

First, since when is queer sexual orientation? I thought it meant like... something strange or unusual. Then, what is the difference between queer and gay, lesbian, transgender?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (8)
  • Maybe Queer means something that doesn't fit into any of those catagories? I have no idea.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 4:21 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • That's weird....
    Kristin2008

    Answer by Kristin2008 at 4:39 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • That's weird....


    some might even say it's . . . queer. Bwaaaaa haaaa haaaa!!!!!!!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • do you have a link or something? where at planned parenthood was this survey?
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 5:21 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Maybe queer is not only gay, it's a flamer?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:21 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • OP here
    The survey was in planned parenthood. I went for my shot today and they asked me to do a short survey while I was waiting to be called.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Queer actually started ou tmeaning strange or odd. I think it was then used to mean gay or lesbian. So really they could be the same or they could mean it to mean strange but not gay. LOL
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • queer is defined as differing from the usual or normal. By definition, the word should be excluded from determining sexuality, unless they mean with anything not human.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

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