Stigmatizing ‘queer’ only complicates issue

February 23, 2006 • 0
As someone who wrestles daily with sexuality, identity and politics, I was upset by Jamie Kirchick’s column attacking the word queer (“Reclaiming ‘queer’ is not a worthy cause,” 2/14). Claiming to speak with authority that only a “normal” and conservative gay man supposedly has, Kirchick denounces “queer” as divisive and counter-productive, drawing on conservative politics. »