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FOR READERS: I Had to Look It Up

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: Did you ever run across something in a spec fic book that you didn’t understand – sci fi, sex, whatever – that you had to look up? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe

“Ambisextrous” and Eleven Other Queer Terms Added to

queer - pixabay recently added a slew of new LGBTQ-related terms to its lexicon. While the website worked with GLAAD to make English more queer-inclusive, the newly-added words may be unfamiliar to some readers. So to help, we’ve defined a dozen of the new terms and provided examples to help keep your tongue queer and up-to-date – and we threw in a bonus word just for fun. ambisextrous (adjective) – A slang term that can alternately mean bisexual, the state of being attracted to two or more genders; unisex, being used by or suitable for any gender; or having characteristics shared by … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Finding historical terms

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Tinnean: One of our readers recently asked me what a fifties human might have called an alien of indeterminate gender. So yeah, that first. But then more generally, how do you find historical terms for things, especially LGBTQ+ and sexually-related things? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat

FOR WRITERS & READERS: Defining Who We Are

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer J. Scott Coatsworth: QSF is a very diverse group with a lotta knowledge. So I thought it would be fun to create a dictionary on the site of identity terms (orientation, gender, etc) – things like gay, transgender, enby, demisexual, scoliosexual, etc – with definitions and references 9ie: who submitted the term) as a resource for our writers and readers. So… please include in the comments below in a new comment post for each – any community or identity terms you are familiar with: Term: Definition (ok to post your name/FB link … Read more