Queer has been used as a derogatory term for gay and lesbian people in
particular. Although some people continue to reject the term, it has been
reclaimed and used in a positive sense by some to describe sexual orientation
and/or gender identity or gender expression that does not conform to
heteronormative expectations. It is sometimes used as an umbrella term for
same-sex attraction and gender/sex diversity, including but not exclusive to
people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa’afafine,
intersex or somewhere in between. The term is more common among youth
and is sometimes used to express rejection of traditional gender categories and
distinct sexual identities such as lesbian, gay, bi, and straight (heterosexual).