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Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi again DLB, good to hear from you and note that others have been asking about how you're doing.
The current trend in LGBT thinking, literature and theory is to embrace the word 'queer' in order to make it less derogatory. I use the word regularly myself to include the LGBT sector and it pops up often in terms of "queer theory" and "queer literature". When used by a gay person it becomes less derogatory and there's an international move towards including the word 'queer' in our vocabulary.
We should be doing the same. Only we could make terms like Moffie and Fag less offensive – by adopting them and claiming them as our own.
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