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Jess: An identity that can be inclusive of all people who don't identify as straight and/or with the gender binary, but can only ever be self-applied (in other words, some gay people might not identify as queer). Many people, myself included, who are gay use "queer" as a way of signaling our political position as differentiated from the mainstream "gay and lesbian" movement (see: The Human Rights Campaign). I'm not an assimilationist, and that's one of the reasons I and other people I know use "queer." It indicates an opposition to or a disidentification with heteronormativity and binary understandings of gender.
Jess: I like to think about queer pedagogy as one that critically examines the capitalist white hetero-patriarchy and seeks to liberate people from it through dismantling ideas about "natural" hierarchies bassed in race, gender, etc. It would overturn deficit assumptions about "othered" people (those who are not white, straight, and male/masculine). It would include explicit discussions of queer identities that include queer people in them. It would include influences from queer theory as well as critical pedagogy, critical race theory, and other anti-oppressive theories and ideas.