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Re: [BKARTS] A Queer An alysis of Artists' B ooks ‏

No kidding; it's the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, in which I
include myself as a member, that has *reappropriated* the term to *proudly*
describe ourselves and our spectrum of orientation and activity. It's not
about political correctness. It's not something the political right is
responsible for, but, rather, the political left. I had no idea that so many
people were unaware of the term's cultural currency.

Start here, perhaps? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer_theory

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Jay Suchland <such205@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You obviously have never listened to Bill O'Reilly.
> On Apr 8, 2009, at 12:14 PM, R John Miller wrote:
> I don't think Michael meant to use the term "queer" in a derogatory manner,
>> he does after all give the disclaimer that "queer" refers to the GLBT
>> community; and my gay friends often chant at Pride Day celebrations "We're
>> queer, we're here, get used to it!"
>> Therefore, taken with a grain of salt and an appreciation for the fact
>> that
>> political correctness isn't what it used to be, words like "queer" are
>> creeping back into the mainstream, thanks to people none other than the
>> Bill
>> O'Reilly's of the world.
>> My suggestion to Michael is to visit a Gay and Lesbian bookshop and to
>> browse the arts section, and don't worry, "they" don't bite.
>> John
>> Baltimore, MD

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