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This article requires attention for the following reason(s):
  • It utilizes a single source. Requires more; preferably some sources on the history of queer activism and maybe some stuff within queer scholarship. Tagged since January 2023


The definition of queer is too restrictive. It should at minimum also include people of all romantic attractions, which is separate from sexual attraction. So for example you can have a panromantic person who is only sexually attracted to the opposite sex but still considers themselves queer due to being romantically attracted to all sex/genders despite being cis/het. — Unsigned, by: / talk

Aromantic people are considered queer, why wouldn't panromantic people be? Vee (talk) 21:58, 10 January 2023 (UTC)
You can easily interpet cis/het to be cisgender/hetereosexual/hetereoromantic. - Only Sort of Dumb (talk) 22:37, 10 January 2023 (UTC)
I think most people would say that both aromantic and panromantic people do count as queer. The problem is that way the article is written it explicitly only includes sexuality and gender for queers, and by implication it therefore excludes romantic attraction. It should be changed to say that queer includes all gender, sexuality, and romantic attraction so that cis/het folks with non traditional romantic attraction are not excluded. Separate from that I suspect there are further groups that consider themselves 'queer' that are also being excluded, it might be worth saying something about it being a catchall that can mean different things to different people. — Unsigned, by: / talk
Queer is a blanket term that is generally agreed to, at minimum, refer to the set of any sexualities, romantic orientations or genders that deviate from the social norm of cisgender heterosexual and heteromantic. It can also be extended to include intersex individuals, individuals who cross-dress, folks who are still questioning or uncertain of their orientation or gender, and anyone else who feels they are similarly non confirming. — Unsigned, by: / talk