Where in the world did queer go off to? Is it reigning in the ether? Did it fly up to the heavens without so much as a forewarning here on earth?
Once upon a time, it was all the rage to belong to the category of "queer", that intellectual wing of the avant-garde movement to transcend gender and traditional sexual expression. Marriage was stifling and gender was singularly repressing that sense of je-ne-sais-quoi. Blah-blah-blah. You know the drill.