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Even at 39, I'm learning new things all the time. The usage of the slang term queer that I grew up with was as a sort of slur-ish way of saying gay, and I get the impression that that's still how people less familiar with LGBTQ culture use it. Like in that court transcript that got made into Rick & Morty.

It wasn't that long ago that I learned that the term can be used to refer to people who are not cisgender and heterosexual in a broad sense, which I like, because it's a more refined and utilitarian role for that word to fill. Specifically, it was when the Tracer thing happened, and people were like, "Let's call her queer, because we don't know if she's lesbian or bi yet." And also it was fun to state, "Cheers luv, the cavalry's queer!"

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