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Sept. 3 2014 2:47 PM

Ask a Homo: Queries for the Q

What's that Q up to?

Still of John de Lancie as "Q" from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. This week, we map the meanings and motivations of the mysterious Q at the end of LGBTQ.

If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, this is your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.


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J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate associate editor. He writes and edits for Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section, and for the culture section.

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