Queerer Things

“If that's being queer, then we could do with a bit more queerness in these parts.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings Queer is a loaded word. For some, it's an ugly slur. For others, it's a reclaimed and broadly inclusive way to refer to those of us who aren't heterosexual and/or cisgender. I consider myself part of the latter group. As I say on the About Me page I have a love/hate relationship with labels. They are a two-edged sword and as such can be used to help or hurt. But when you exist outside of certain societal expectations chosen labels can be a godsend. Cis/hetero folks sometimes don't realize how beneficial labels can be for the rest of us, largely because for a long time th

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