List of LGBT slang

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The following is a list of LGBT slurs. Some of the terms may be considered acceptable to LGBT peoples in a casual register when used among members within LGBT communities and allies. Many imply masculinity in women (e.g. "bull dyke") or effeminacy in men (e.g. "fairy").

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Female

A member of the Dykes on Bikes motorcycle club

Male

  • Bean queen (also taco queen or Salsa queen), gay man attracted to Hispanic gay men[52][61]
  • Brownie queen, obsolete slang for gay man interested in anal sex (used by men who disliked anal sex)[62]
  • Chicken queen, older gay man interested in younger or younger appearing men[63]
  • Curry queen, gay man attracted to Asian-Indian gay men[34]
  • Dinge queen, gay man attracted to black gay men (offensive use of "dinge" meaning black)[64]
  • Drag queen, gay man into cross-dressing for performance[64]
  • Gym queen, gay man given to athletic development[65]
  • Pissy queen, gay man perceived as fussy[59]
  • Potato queen, gay Asian men who are mainly attracted to white non-Asian men[66]
  • Rice queen, gay men who are attracted mainly to Oriental-Asian men[67]
  • Scat queen, gay man into coprophilia[68]

Both

See also

References

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  53. ^ "Nancy boy". London Slang. 24 September 2000. http://www.londonslang.com/db/n/. Retrieved 15 October 2007.
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  69. ^ "Sausage jockey". London Slang. 24 September 2000. http://www.londonslang.com/db/s/. Retrieved 15 October 2007.
  70. ^ "Shirt lifter". London Slang. 24 September 2000. http://www.londonslang.com/db/s/. Retrieved 15 October 2007.
  71. ^ a b "uphill / upstairs gardener". London Slang. 24 September 2000. http://www.londonslang.com/db/u/. Retrieved 15 October 2007.
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  73. ^ (Dalzell & Victor 2007) page 706.
  74. ^ Originally US slang for male homosexuality. Earliest unambiguous use of "gay" for "homosexual" dates to the 1940s, extension to female homosexuality to the 1960s (OED).
  75. ^ "Ginger beer". London Slang. 24 September 2000. http://www.londonslang.com/db/g/. Retrieved 15 October 2007.
  76. ^ initialism coined within the "gay pride" movement in the 1990s.
  77. ^ Andreadis, 10, 51.
  78. ^ (Green 2005, p. 301); originally US slang, recorded from 1914 (OED).