The Charité QueerNetwork would like to bring together queer topics and interests at the Charité and represent them more visibly in clinics, research and teaching.
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Queer is an English loan word that originally denoted everything different, and then developed into a swear word, which was mainly directed against sexual and gender minorities. It has been a defiance since the 1980s and has since changed into a political self-designation for the LGBTTIA* movement. In “LSBTTIA*” the individual letters stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersexual and asexual and the “*” stands for all other identities and orientations.
Queer does not want to and cannot be a sharp definition, but recognizes the fluidity of human reality in all its facets and nuances.