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Queer Nation the name of a campaigning lesbian and gay rights organization founded in the US in 1990, reflecting a militant form of gay activism which set out deliberately to reclaim the contemptuous slang use of queer to mean a homosexual by transmuting what was originally regarded as pejorative into a force for asserting the rights of the group concerned.

Queer Street an imaginary street where people in difficulties are supposed to reside; the term is recorded from the early 19th century, and is now used particularly in relation to financial difficulty.


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