Why We Need “Queer” 

Despite its widespread use in classrooms, pride parades, and LGBTQ blogs like Outward, the term “queer” remains contentious for some—and confusing for many more. We’ve devoted two segments of “Ask A Homo” to clearing things up, but it’s important for those who actually identify as queer to explain why that term fits better than any other in their own words. This documentary short from filmmaker—and queer person—Ainara Tiefenthäler offers that perspective.