What Does QUEER Mean?

QUEER means "Sexual and Gender Identities Other Than Straight and Cisgender."

The word QUEER is widely used as a catchall term to describe sexual and gender identities other than straight and cisgender (CIS).

QUEER is a term which is often used to express that sexuality and gender can be complicated, change over time, and might not fit neatly into one particular category or identity. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people may all identify with the word QUEER.

The word QUEER was historically used as an insult, to put down or disrespect LGBT people. Although it is still sometimes used this way, many people now proudly identify as QUEER.

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Summary of Key Points

"Sexual and Gender Identities Other Than Straight and Cisgender" is the most common definition for QUEER on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Sexual and Gender Identities Other Than Straight and Cisgender
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of QUEER Used in a Text


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