The queerstioning symbol was created by me in order to have a symbol that is not specific to gender or orientation questioning, and that doesn't have a rainbow in it, referencing being (possibly) queer first and other things second.
This symbol can be used by:
- People who are sure they are queer in some way, but they don't know in which way yet (eg. someone doesn't know if they are a transfeminine person or a GNC gay man, but they are sure they are not both cis and het);
- People who already identify as queer in some way, but they are exploring another part of their identity (eg. an intersex pan person doesn't know if they are nonbinary or ipsogender);
- People who haven't identified as queer before, but they realized they might be and are still exploring their options (eg. a cis heterosexual woman just realized she might be aromantic and isn't sure yet);
- People who are questioning whether they are a specific queer identity, and not necessarily just being queer in general (eg. someone is questioning being agender specifically, not just not being cis in general);
- People who are questioning between multiple specific queer identities (eg. a woman knows she's sapphic but still isn't sure if she wants to use lesbian, bisexual, neptunic or polysexual);
- People who aren't sure if they are queer at all, but they are still exploring their options (eg. a person thinks they might be straight, but they also may be m-spec and/or a-spec or even nonbinary in some way);
- People who are questioning if they are queer in different situations than these mentioned above.
Note: I'm using queer here as a catch-all for people who deviate from society's expectations of attraction, gender and related things (this includes intersex people if they want to). I am not advocating for people to be called queer if they don't want to, even if they fit this definition. Queerstioning is for people who feel like they are or could be represented by the word queer, and I acknowledge that not everyone who is questioning wants to use queer as a word for their current and/or possible LGBTIAPN+ identities.
Here is a smaller version, which is probably more appropriate for icons and such:
And here is an even smaller version, which is for emojis and such:
The font used for the emoji version is called MelodBold. It's free for personal use, but since it's not free for commercial use, I don't think it's approppriate to use it for the bigger icons, which might be used to sell shirts someday or something like that. The bigger versions use a font called Conformity, which is also a cute round font, except this one is free for both personal and commercial use.
But like... as long as it is a question mark in front of the queer chevrons, it's pretty much the same concept, so feel free to create "alternate" queerstioning designs if you feel like it. You can even contact me (if you know how to *wink*) so I link to your designs here.