Do you associate as queer?
I really like the label queer. Especially as someone that’s been questioning it’s been really validating having a label that just captures that sense of otherness without having to spell out exactly how sexuality works for me.
I also really like the label queer because to me it involves a sense of community. Queer for me is that sense of being othered. Of having to fight to have your identity respected, and of being willing to fight for and understand people that may not be like you.
I understand and respect why some asexual people *don’t* identify as queer because they don’t feel othered and they don’t feel a connection to that community, and I also think that is true of some same sex attracted people.
Do you identify as queer? Has your choice to identify as queer (or not) caused you any problems?