Is there a specific reason why German media has replaced Gay or more recently LGBT with Queer? While the words are sort of interchangeable LGBT seems to be the preferred term for the English media. Older gay men also dislike the term as it used to be an insult.

Queer also seems a bit disingenuous to me as it included straight people who aren't at risk of persecution. But that is a culture war question beyond the bounds of this specific article.

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