I love being queer, perhaps even more than I love being gay or same gender loving, though in specific social contexts, I reclaim gay and self identify as same gender loving. Queer fits. It fits because it encapsulates the dynamism of my sexuality without imposing restrictions on my gender expression. Queer makes room for my femme ness and dis ability embodiment in a way that gay and same gender loving doesn’t. For me, queer means radiant darkness, radical love, and a million and one ways to resist and decolonize. Queer is imbued with deep spirituality and sweetness.
-Edward Ndopu, Ottawa