…we want to ‘quare’ queer— to throw shade on its meaning in the spirit of extending its service to “blackness.”

E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson in “Introduction: Queering Black Studies/”Quaring” Queer Studies” in Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology (Edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson) (2005), p. 7 (via agradschoolbreakup)