The reason why I like the word "queer" is because it's all encompassing. What is considered legitimate and accepted sexualities has changed over the years, from being solely heterosexuality, to both homosexuality and heterosexuality, and soon after included bisexuality and transgenderism. However, binaries still exist within the concept of sexuality, that a person is either one or the other, without any room for fluidity. Society has a tendency to try to label and squeeze people into a rigid box that has precise characteristics boundaries, but in all truth, that is not how sexuality works. The gay-straight binary often causes other alternative sexualities to become invisible, such as the "BT" in "GLBT" (which are acknowledged, but misunderstood and often overlooked), asexuals, pansexuals, ect. However, since each person's sexuality is unique as each person themselves, it's impossible to expect everyone to exactly into a certain category in "the rainbow." This is why "queer" is awesome. It is descriptive of anything that doesn't fall into "the norm" of sexuality or gender expression. It is descriptive of anything that doesn't fall into "the norm" of "abnormal" sexuality or gender expression. So suppose a woman is lesbian, but doesn't adhere to the Hollywood perpetuated butch stereotype. Suppose a gay man prefers sitting down and watching the football game with a beer rather than a day out shopping that a more effeminate or "sissy," as the book would say, gay man would enjoy. Suppose a bisexual has a preference to one gender consistently, or maybe his or her preference changes from day to day. It doesn't matter. Every example offered above falls under the rainbow umbrella of queer, and it's wonderful.