Jaimie: What does squeer mean?
Taylor: Oh I'm a squeer! I'm basically straight
, but most people I like and hang out with are gay
, so I am queer
too, even though I'm straight
Jaimie: Isn't that like an ally
Taylor: Not really, cause an ally
is just someone who accepts the queer community
but doesn't actually identify
with it. Squeers identify as a part of the queer community, as belonging more with queers than with straights.
Jaimie: Well if you're straight and queer, aren't you just bisexual
Taylor: No I have a lot of trouble being attracted to my own gender, even if I try. I'm definitly just straight, but when people say I'm not queer or don't belong in the rainbow community, that bother me, cause I am queer. My life surrounds gay people, Pride
conferences, volunteering with queer organizations, etc. Being queer is part of who I am.
Jaimie: That's so cool! So you're a squeer! Like a straight queer.