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[–]silentdraperunners 16 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 0 fun17 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Liberal heterosexual celebrities come out as "queer" because being part of the ~ LGBT community ~ is now trendy. A quirky personality trait. Queer is wonderfully vague; they don't need to specify what exactly makes them "queer," and it's considered inappropriate to ask for clarification. How dare you! It's her identity! So, what is she? Bisexual? A lesbian? Trans? A gay man? (Remember, anything's possible in rainbow land!) No one will ever know. "Queer" is announced, added to the bio, and only ever used for woke points. The "queer" label soon gives them tremendous confidence to speak on all LGBT issues ("As a queer person, ..."), usually taking jabs at lesbians and gay men. These celebrities, typically het-partnered women (hello there, Jameela Jamil), are almost always massive TRAs. You see this exact same behaviour in regular everyday liberals, whether it's on Twitter or your LGBT university club.

[–]Elvira95Viva la figa 13 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh yeah, it's such a meaningless label. You really have no idea what they even mean by it. It's crazy

[–]millicentfawcett 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes this. Whenever I see someone self describe as queer I never assume it mean they are actually L, G, B or even T. Some are of course but most of the time, as you say, it's het coupled people who I assume find that fact about themselves too boring. It's such a reversal of LGB campaigning from a few decades ago where the goal was that your sexual orientation should be unremarkable and not say anything about you as a person. It's really not headed in the direction I thought it would. I often wonder where we would be now without the influence of internet and social media.

[–]ArthnoldManacatsamanOoh, flair. 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You've articulated the problem better than I have been able to up to now! Thank you!