That question really gets them going. A number of people in the group start to answer at once:
Queering psychology to me means embracing both/and thinking and centering those who have been and continue to be pushed to the margins.
It means recognizing that most of the psychological literature is based on cisgender and heterosexual experiences, so we need to listen to queer people and their experiences to create a body of knowledge sensible to diversity.
Quick answer: Me! Doing Psychology!
Longer answer: Paying attention to the social implications of our research, specifically on marginalized people, and our place in the power dynamics of society. Also getting rid of the medical model of all non-cis, non-straight identities.
"Does that make sense?"
Sort of, but not fully.
You get it a bit more, but you still don't get why the "-ing" is there. Isn't queer something you are, not something you do?
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It does, but now I have more questions! Can I pull up a chair?
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I guess! I think I need to learn more.
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