Queer is the word I use to define…

I can remember so clearly the first time someone said it.

I said: I use the word queer to define myself.
They said: I could never call you that! Queer is a bad word! I won’t use a slur to identify you.

It’s a well-intentioned response, but one that misses the mark.

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Heidi Carrington Heath

Heidi Carrington Heath

The Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath (she/her/hers) is a preacher, teacher, activist, writer, holy mischief maker, and proud queer femme.