E. It is Better if More People are Queer
o What matters about a person? We should be attracted to character, not physical shape.
o Being attracted to character leads to more sustainable relationships and is more inclusionary.
o It is biased to exclude people from consideration based on gender. (Compare to only having friends of one gender.)
o If more people are queer, it is easier to satisfy preferences and find sympatico lovers.
o Diversity of experience and opportunities to learn.
o Epistemic benefits of diversity for society.
o Improves society's signalling conventions for romantic interest.
F. Cunning Linguistics
Conceptions can encourage (or tamp down) queerness in individuals
It is better if linguistic practices (gradually, over the course of generations) increase the prevalence of queer sexual orientations.
Openness to being queer can help people become queer, through the self-fulfilling power of self-interpretation.
G. Curious or Queer?
o “Bi-curious” associations: A temporary phase, behaviour-based, public kissing, not “full sex”, default of heterosexuality; seen as a way of being straight.
o “Queer” associations: Emotional investment, relationship-building intimacy, stable orientation, not a set of mere actions.
A person who sees herself as “bi-curious” might thus become straight. A person who sees herself as “queer” might thus become queer.
Other terms: alterous attraction, quoiromanticism, greysexuality, abrosexuality, sexual fluidity…