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    I need help translating LGTBQ into Spanish, specifically the letter Q (I tried to spell it with capital letters on the subject line, but it didn't let me). I've researched it, and sometimes it is referred to as Queer, yet other times it is referred to as Questioning. So, I have no idea what it should be in Spanish. I'd appreciate your input. Thank you.

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    Interesting question! Surfing the web, I've found this site from a traditional (and reliable) Chilean newspaper: Glosario: Los términos que debes conocer para debatir sobre la diversidad sexual y de género | Emol.com.

    I agree that "queer" still echoes as a derogatory word with reminiscence to the Stonewall riots, but new generations (Millenials?) are getting more used to the word. (Remember the global impact of a show like Queer as Folk.)

    If I were you, I'd translate it more as "questioning" and with something like (movimiento/agrupación de) "lesbianas, gais, transexuales, bisexuales y personas que cuestionan su identidad de género." But I'm open to criticism!

    It's important we notice RAE's recommendation on how to use the word "gay" in plural. Please, check RAE::ORTOGRAFÍA for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentle View Post
    Interesting question! Surfing the web, I've found this site from a traditional (and reliable) Chilean newspaper: Glosario: Los términos que debes conocer para debatir sobre la diversidad sexual y de género | Emol.com.

    I agree that "queer" still echoes as a derogatory word with reminiscence to the Stonewall riots, but new generations (Millenials?) are getting more used to the word. (Remember the global impact of a show like Queer as Folk.)

    If I were you, I'd translate it more as "questioning" and with something like (movimiento/agrupación de) "lesbianas, gais, transexuales, bisexuales y personas que cuestionan su identidad de género." But I'm open to criticism!

    It's important we notice RAE's recommendation on how to use the word "gay" in plural. Please, check RAE::ORTOGRAFÍA for more info.
    Thank you for your reply, Gentle. It seems that both Queer and Questioning are used. To use Questioning in Spanish as suggested on the link you sent me would be "Cuestionando" It sounds a bit odd but that is what I had also found when I was researching how to express it. Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiliJ View Post
    To use Questioning in Spanish as suggested on the link you sent me would be "Cuestionando" It sounds a bit odd...
    As you say, it sounds a bit odd, moreover when the use of the gerund in Spanish is limited by RAE rules. However, if you are translating for a Hispanic/Latino audience in the US, I believe it would be totally acceptable for that flavor. Glad to help!

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    Still, can't you simply leave LGTBQ? It's supposed to be universal, unless, for some reason, you really need to translate each of its constituting parts separately.

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