At TQU the term ‘queer’ is understood as a (self-)description for people or groups of people who do not conform to heteronormative rules and/or feel uncomfortable with categories implemented through a heteronormative society.

We are well aware that ‘queer’, as well as other terms such as ‘LGBT’, ‘LGBTIAQ’, ‘feminism’, etc. mostly describe white/western concepts that don’t work for everyone. That is why we encourage you and everyone who writes for TQU to use the terminology that they feel most comfortable with.

We would also like to foster more discussion around LGBT terminology. For now we use all terms more or less interchangeably. Please see the GLOSSARY for more words.

At TQU ‘queer’ is used as a term that does not necessarily refer to sexuality.

It can be used as a term of action in the sense that Judith Butler used it, as “an intervention into power, one that has to take place in alliance with others”. In this way it can simply be used for people of multiple backgrounds and experiences to come together and fight for the common goal of the acceptance of their differences.

People may also use it as a term that describes their sexuality, e.g. that when looking for a partner they are interested in the person and not their gender. It may also refer to people who don’t assign to one single gender, that are gender fluid, or a term of empowerment for people who get discriminated against because of their (presumed) sexuality or the way they dress or act.

TQU IS FOR YOU AND ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW.
This website is mostly in English because WE WANT TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. it’s the language that our team speaks. It’s not the first language for many of us, but it seemed to be the most practical to involve as many people as possible.

We would like to have more translations into other languages in the future, but we don’t have the capacities yet to provide that.

However, we are happy to hear from people who would like volunteer for occasional translations.

If you want to submit something in a different language, please get in touch and we’re happy to work hard to find a solution.

Look what we’ve got here:
OUR_STORY – QUEER HISTORY IN THE MAKING







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And here:
PROPSLIST – CONNECTING THE QUEER WORLD









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