Jun 16, 2010 · We use the word “queer” at Feministing a lot, often interchangeably with lesbian, gay and bisexual, but I thought I’d share why I use the word and what I think the difference is. From my perspective, there are two main reasons to use queer as an identifier.
Similar to the earlier use of queer, gay was adopted among assimilationist men in the mid-20th century as a means of asserting their normative status and rejecting any associations with effeminacy. The idea that queer was a pejorative term became more prevalent among younger gay .
LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.
Glossary of Terms - Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Queer Sexual Orientation The scientifically accurate term for an individual's enduring physical, romantic and/ or emotional attraction to members of the same and/or opposite sex, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual (straight) orientations.