Conflicting opinions

The word “queer” carries a lot of meaning in the LGBTQ+ community – but in polarizing ways, depending on personal experiences and perceptions. Take a listen to the voices of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community as they explore their complicated and conflicting associations.


This podcast is produced by WNCY. The entire podcast is 25 minutes long, with some advertising. It is a great listen to better understand how the word "queer" has evolved and the varying perspectives from people within the LGBTQ+community.

Short on time? Listen to the first 9 minutes.


Nancy. (2019, February 18). The Word 'Queer' [Podcast].

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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