Baby dyke -- Inexperienced young lesbian
Banana hammock -- Tight thong designed to show off man-junk. Synonym for "posing pouch."
Bear -- Beefy, hirsute gay man
Beard -- Opposite-sex friend who poses as a gay person's date
Boi -- Boyish lesbian or immature young gay man
Bottom -- The partner who prefers to, um, catch. Opposite of "top."
Breeders -- Derogatory gay term for heteros
Brokeback Mountain -- The film that should've won the 2005 Oscar for Best Picture, dammit!
Butch -- Adjective applied to a masculine gay person of either sex, although more common among lesbians. Opposite of "femme."
Chickenhawk -- Gay man who seeks much younger partners
Circuit party -- Elaborately produced, all-night gay dance events typically held in large cities
Circuit queen -- Gay man who lives for circuit parties
Civil union -- Quasi-marriage legally recognized by some states, although not Georgia
Commitment ceremony -- Ritualized observance of gay partnership. Has no legal standing but participants still register at Crate & Barrel.
Cruisy -- Adjective applied to hardware store, coffeehouse, gym, etc., where gay men go to hook up
Diesel dyke -- Aggressive, masculine lesbian
Domestic partner -- Gay person who receives workplace benefits through cohabitating partner
"Don't ask, don't tell" -- Clinton-era policy that forces gay military personnel to conceal their sexuality
Drag king -- Female entertainer with a cross-dressing act
Fag hag -- Straight woman who enjoys company of gay men
Friend of Dorothy -- Gay man; a reference to The Wizard of Oz
Gayborhood -- Part of town where a high percentage of residents are gay; e.g. Jefferson Park in East Point.
Gaydar -- Intuition for sensing another's gayness
G.D.S. -- Stands for "gay doppelganger syndrome," a phenomenon in which gay or lesbian partners look frighteningly alike
Gender fuck -- Deliberate effort to disrupt or obscure gender identity, usually to freak out straight people
Guppies -- Gay urban professionals
Gym bunny -- Gay man obsessed with working out
Heteroflexible -- Adjective applied to straight person with gay social circle or queer sensibility
Lesbro -- Straight man who enjoys company of lesbians
Lipstick lesbian -- Femme lesbian who looks and acts like a straight girl
L.U.G. -- Stands for "lesbian until graduation," denoting a girl who experiments with other women during college
M.T.F. -- Stands for "male-to-female"; a pre- or post-operative transsexual born as a man but who self-identifies as a woman. Reverse of "F.T.M."
Miss Thang -- Affectionate nickname for a drag queen
Nelly -- Very effeminate gay man. Synonym for "swish."
"On the DL" -- Stands for "on the down-low"; applied to a gay man who hides his sexuality. Most commonly used by African-Americans. Synonym for "closeted."
Outing -- Drawing public attention to a closeted gay person's sexuality
Perez Hilton -- Bitchy gay blogger and TV personality popular for ragging amusingly on celebrities
Queer -- Formerly derogatory term repurposed as an all-purpose description for nonstraight lifestyle or sensibility
Rice queen -- Gay man who seeks Asian partners
Rough trade -- Man, usually muscular and working-class, sought for furtive gay one-night stand, then discarded
Size queen -- Gay man obsessed with large penises
Stonewall -- Shorthand reference to the 1969 riots in Greenwich Village that gave birth to the gay rights movement
Tearoom -- Public bathroom often cruised by gay men
Tom of Finland -- Artist famed for raunchy erotic drawings of square-jawed, impossibly muscular men often dressed as sailors, bikers or policemen
Twink -- Young, slender gay man with little or no body hair. Synonym for "chicken."
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