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queer [adj]: 1. differing from what is usual or ordinary; odd; singular; strange 2. slightly ill 3. mentally unbalanced 4. counterfeit; not genuine 5. homosexual: in general usage, still chiefly a slang term of contempt or derision, but lately used by some as a descriptive term without negative connotations
queer [adj]: used to describe a 1. body of theory 2. field of critical inquiry 3. way of proudly identifying a group of people 4. way of seeing the world 5. sense of difference from the norm
--David Shneer and Caryn Aviv, American Queer, Now and Then
Chapter 1: Faggots, Bulldykes, and Fairies, Oh My!
Chapter 2: Are We Free to Be You and Me?
Chapter 3: "Why Do They Need Their Own Bars and Neighborhoods?"
Chapter 4: The Birds and the. . .Birds
Chapter 5: Where are Our White Picket Fences?
Chapter 6: To See and Be Seen
Chapter 7: Sticks and Stones
Chapter 8: I Am That Name
Conclusion: We're Here, We're Queer, Now What?