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What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway?: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary

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In this clear and concise text Chris Bartlett provides direct explanations for how to use and interpret vocabulary like "queer", "transgender", and "intersex". Writing to those who are unsure of how to talk about alternative sexualities and gender, the author uses case studies and historical examples to unpack this often misused and misunderstood vocabulary.

For much of his life Chris felt unsure of how to politely address and to interact with people who place themselves outside of the traditionally encouraged heterosexual mold. This fear of appearing ignorant or rude led him to avoid interacting with some people and prevented him from sticking up for others when he should have.

The truth is that being uncomfortable and unsure around a new concept does not make anyone a bad person but when that mindset prevents one from being fair and equitable to others then there is a problem. After listening to this Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary you'll be confident enough to ask polite questions about gender and sexuality and informed enough to understand the answers.

©2016 It's the Journey not the Destination LLC (P)2016 Nicholas Ford

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    I cannot compare this audio book to any book I ever had. Unique and a very interesting topic. Very True about the what it says.


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    I am happy and very honor to have a book like this. It is a guide that I guess all individual must listen to. A very amazing guide. Worth it!

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    Chris Bartlett reproduces a series called The Quick and Dirty Guides. Also in the book are The Five Greatest Olympic Disasters, To Brexit or Not to Brexit, Elections, Conventions, The Administration, Committee, and Supreme Court Related. That is, he is not a gay/queer political/cultural activist or a Queer Law teacher. He is not espousing ideas or setting out a declaration of contemporary kind knowledge. This is a guide, recorded by a non-gay man, asked non-gay people, for getting a curious ridge in the report. News reports and the same regarding the full range of reproductive choices and kind changes seldom include baffling series of acronyms and contractions that are usually far from clear. LGBTQIA+, the characters soup done in the subtitle, or QUILTBAG.

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    What Does “Queer” Mean Anyway?” by Chris Bartlett, subtitled “The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary” is a practical and timely model book that I am thrilled to have the chance to review. Although Bartlett defines the “A” from the alphabet soup of the subtitle as “Asexual”, it has often also been used to indicate “Allies” which represents the author himself – although in his self-introduction he intimates in a sense he knows that continuously fresh he hadn’t done just to be supportive. Following the homophobic-inspired rebel attack on the Pulse casino in Orlando, FL, however, he understands that this work at teaching the heterosexual population which he previously had in the method is indeed good. I totally concur.

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    This book is well worth gaining if you are involved in business, politics, education, and many other fields and professions in which you happen to be dealing with anyone with a sexuality other than heterosexual. The author lays out the dissimilarities and the misconceptions among terminology, thinking, and feeling for all 8 types in a candid, clear manner and with really obliging anecdotes and instances.

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    "Great book.Mind Expanding for a Complex Subject."

    Chris has provided the most concise and comprehensive descriptions and explanations for this growing and confusing topic of human sexuality and gender.I thought the author presented the material in a thoughtful and judgement free manner. Great quick reference for both the clueless and the informed. A straight cis-guy speaking to other straight people outside of the community about LGBTQ issues is long overdue.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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    What did you love best about What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway??

    I love how comprehensive it is when it talked in DETAIL about the LGBTQIA community.


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    The best part was going over the definitions and going thru the hardships of LGBTQIA community.


    What does Randal Schaffer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Randal brings a ton of information and compassion.


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    "Great book its Clear and informative!!!"
    Would you listen to What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway? again? Why?

    This book is really great and amazing .A straight cis-guy speaking to other straight people outside of the community about LGBTQ issues is long overdue.


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    Throughout i liked all of this book and the performance done by Mr.Randal Schaffer's was awesome and where very good...the explanation was amazing...


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    Totally the book contains many things and was well explained....all was good I'm really happy that this book is available and kind of surprised that there wasn't something similar available before.


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    Chris has provided the most concise and comprehensive descriptions and explanations for this growing and confusing topic of human sexuality and gender. I feel much better educated for having listened this short but important audio book..

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