I was looking around online and I found some websites stating that "queer" was a derogatory term for non-straight people. The word is even listed as a derogatory term in the dictionary. I was surprised by this because that word had never struck me as being offensive, but then I began to wonder whether I had been misinformed and whether "queer" was actually not an acceptable term for us. Finally I figured I might as well utilise this forum to see other people's opinions on this. Also, what is your opinion on the acronym that represents our community? I've seen so many variations (LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBT+, LGBTQIA etc.) that nowadays I've had to spend considerable time considering which one is the most appropriate. Which acronym do you think is the most suitable and/or inclusive, and why?