This image represents both how social attitudes change over time and how sexuality is connected to social existence. First is the before and after which represents how attitudes change over time. Back in the 1950s for example, most people would consider it odd if they were talking to someone who is gay. It doesn't necessarily make them prejudice but it just wasn't something anybody talked about back in the day. However, times have changed for the most part. Nowadays, while there are still prejudice people out there aka homophobics, most people are much more accepting and don't think anything of it if they are around a person who is gay. this picture also features a stereotypical lesbian couple next to a straight couple. We have a butch who is heavier than the other girl who is skinny and usually in lesbian relatinships, one is heavier than the other, significantly, and one has longer hair as opposed to a cut. the fact that they are standing next to a straight couple shows how sexuality connects to social existence. A couple cannot simply hide themselves from the outside world, gay or straight and they grow based on each others relationships.
A few questions I had in mind about queer theory:
I understand that gender has a lot to do with how you present yourself based on behavior, clothes etc. but if a woman is a lesbian, and isn't attracted to men, then why does she go after women who look and act just like men? And why do most gay men prefer men who are extremely feminine? Does that have to do with how each gay relationship has the one who represents the "man" and one who represents the "woman"?
Does gender affect sexuality strictly based on appearance and personality?
If yes, then what about the preferred genitals?
What do we see happening with Queer theory in ten years? More Research?