Queer

An umbrella term to describe individuals who do not identify as straight and/or cisgender. Also a slur used to refer to someone who is not straight and/or cisgender. Due to its historical use as a derogatory term, and how it is still used as a slur in many communities, it is not embraced or used by all LGBTQ people. The term “queer” can often be use interchangeably with LGBTQ (e.g., “queer people” instead of “LGBTQ people”).