I really enjoyed the way the term Queer was broke down and explained, however I don't like any labels. I have always negated the gray or binary area of any labeling word when used to describe an individual. In my mind, there is a spectrum. At one end of this spectrum lies the really flamboyant gay and on the other lies the really heterosexual being. I believe that no one lies exactly on either side, but rather as time progresses both sides gradually moves towards a common ground (the middle). I like to think of this common ground as Queer. It is a word that encompasses much. It is a safe playground for all and in a way help eliminate the many labels associated with the gay community. Just think if there was one word that could describe the entirety , for example like the word black or white without defining the deep definition such as the type of black or white, this is what Queer does for me. I believe it would give others a reason to be themselves and do what they actually wanted to do. I do believe it's not who we are, but what we do that should define us. And if being oral with the same sex once classifies you as "gay" or "homosexual" then no wonder people pull back from accurately describing their-selves. Who wants to be placed in a box? Those words hold negative connotation and stigmas unlike the word Queer which is fresh, happy and screams "I'm proud!" I dislike labels because of my spectrum example, I don't believe such exist. Binaries and gray areas will always exist, because people lack the understanding that individuals change and act according to what people do not who they are. People attitude, ways, and other things associated with doing is the underlining force of action for the opponent. It's not the surface (i.e. gender). When we begin to ignore that many sexualities exist, we complicate the ongoing changes of individualistic progression. If a person kisses, performs oral sex or shows interest he/she/both shouldn't automatically be classified as gay or bi. Here is where Queer works perfect. However, again I don't like any labels. People are who they are and do what they want. Is there such thing as heterosexuality? Genderfuck has caused a stir in the gay community and have confused the allegedly heterosexuals. If one is to base their likeness of a certain sex based on what is in between that person legs, then I believe the onlooker is confused about his or her sexuality. It simply takes more than an organ to spark interest, for most. Popular media could be to thank for this. Our minds and interest are shaped because of it. For example, when Naomi Campbell says she wishes she had Rupauls legs. I ask myself why she would say that. I believe it is because of the changing world. Everyone is headed there... sorry.
Queer or not Queer? No labels please
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