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a request for information
perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
"he had a quizzical expression"
doubting, questioning, skeptical, sceptical(adj)
marked by or given to doubt
"a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)(adj)
"if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"
The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.
Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.
The questioning of one's gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, or all three is a process of exploration by people who may be unsure, still exploring, and concerned about applying a social label to themselves for various reasons. The letter "Q" is sometimes added to the end of the acronym LGBT; the "Q" can refer to either queer or questioning. It is even expanded further as LGBTQIA to include intersexuals and asexuals. Many LGBT student groups and literature include questioning in their literature; in the case of gay–straight alliance groups they do so in part so students are not compelled to label themselves or choose a sexual identity. According to the American Psychological Association: "Adolescence can be a period of experimentation, and many youths may question their sexual feelings. Becoming aware of sexual feelings is a normal developmental task of adolescence. Sometimes adolescents have same-sex feelings or experiences that cause confusion about their sexual orientation. This confusion appears to decline over time, with different outcomes for different individuals." Some youths avoid coming out or even acknowledging their sexual orientation because of social stigma. For some youths, acknowledging their lesbian, gay or bisexual identity can bring an end to confusion. Those who receive support can often live satisfying and healthy lives and move through the usual process of adolescent development; those who face bullying, ostracism or other forms of oppression are more likely to be at risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, and to engage in high-risk activities, such as unprotected sex and alcohol and drug abuse. Questioning youth are at higher risk for victimization, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol abuse even more so than lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, possibly due to marginalization from straight and LGB peers alike.
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