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Posted by ESC on November 14, 2003

QUEER - "Something queer is happening to the word 'queer.' Originally a synonym for 'odd' or 'unusual,' the word evolved into an anti-gay insult in the last century, only to be reclaimed by defiant gay and lesbian activists who chanted: 'We're here, we're queer, get used to it.' Now 'queer' is sneaking into the mainstream - and taking on a hipster edge as a way to describe any sexual orientation beyond straight. . ." From "Does wide use of 'queer' mean society is changing?" by Martha Irvine, Associated Press. The Courier Journal, Louisville, Ky., November 14, 2003. Online at