Hi there, mobius5. Like I said it's probably just me..I had "queer" used negatively against me growing up but a lot of us did so I should probably just let it go. I don't like to use that word unless someone tells me that's their identity. Some of my friends use it a positive manner too though. "Cheers, queers" is a fave way to toast our next round at a gay bar for some of my friends. That particular F-word I have never heard in a friendly manner, ever. Hurled from the window of a passing SUV seems to be a favorite application in my town, usually just bored, joy-riding teenagers. I do know the archaic definition and I've heard the stories about how back in the Middle Ages the witches got a stake, but people like us got treated like the other bundles of sticks. Unpleasant. I don't know if that is true or not, but either way I'm glad I live in present times.