What is your relationship to alcohol?
I drink alcohol in moderate quantities, though never really enough to qualify as drunk anymore. Let’s be frank though. I picked up drinking from the dominant queer community. The briefest glance at any public health research shows that queer people are more likely to suffer from alcoholism than the general population. While I wouldn’t problematize alcohol in general, alcoholism is a very real health concern.
One supposed explanation for the higher rates of alcoholism is that queer people experience so much rejection from society and relatives that many turn to alcohol. On the other hand, this applies to aces as well, who are stereotypically straight-edge.