This is a survey to (hopefully) find out roughly how queer our wacky fandom known as popfic is. Being in the popfic fandom means: if you identify yourself as being in the popslash fandom, or dabble in it, or play around in it, or read it but don't write it, or write it but don't read it, or think about it, or have 'nsync fanfic' 'RPF' 'popslash' or anything like them in your interests in livejournal, or used to be involved and currently aren't... you get the idea.
For those of you who haven't heard about my research and this major paper, a brief explanation right over ( here. )(Definition from here.)Queer
: 1) An umbrella term to refer to all LGBTIQ people.
2) A political statement, as well as a sexual orientation, which advocates breaking binary thinking and seeing both sexual orientation and gender identity as potentially fluid.
3) A simple label to explain a complex set of sexual behaviors and desires. For example, a person who is attracted to multiple genders may identify as queer.
In other words, if 'straight' means 'heterosexual' (and fairly restrictively so) then 'queer' would mean 'everything and everyone not straight'.
[L = lesbian. G = gay (ie: men.) B = bisexual. T = transgender. I = intersex. Q = questioning. ]
[Question one is the most important; two is an opinion poll which (I hope) will help identify those people who don't identify as queer but have queer influences around them. Question three is simple statistics. :) Again, please please please pass this on? if I can't get at least two hundred people to answer, it's probably not going to be representative enough to do any good. thank you kel, for patiently helping for two hours with this.]