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EMBRACE SLURS, RECLAIM PRIDE
Hartford Courant - Hartford, Conn.
Subjects: African Americans
Author: Kyff, Rob
Date: Aug 3, 2007
Start Page: D.10
Section: LIFE
Abstract (Document Summary)

Perhaps the best example of a reclaimed epithet is "queer," which homosexual males began using as a term of self-identification during the 1980s and has now been adopted more generally by the lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, as in "queer culture" and "queer nation."

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