Madam Butterfly (butterflyminds) wrote in linguaphiles,
Madam Butterfly

Words for bisexual and 'queer'

Picking up from an earlier question on non-perjorative words for gay in other languages, are there non-perjorative words for 'Queer'. I'm thinking of the word in its positive inclusive sense - lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered. (I realise a lot of English language people find 'queer' offensive.)

Also, how is bisexuality dealt with in other languages? Is it ignored, and bisexuals simply lumped in with gays, or left completely invisible? And since I'm a woman, I'd be interested in the female perspective too - and if words differentiate between a female bisexual or a male.

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