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gay slang

the large lexicon of slang words, euphemisms and terms used by the gay/Queer community to describe all things Queer. Many of which have their origins in using coded language at a time where Queer people and acts were either illegal or taboo; this way, Queer people could identify each other (in much the same way you could identify people from the same region as you by the words they used).

Many are humourous in origin, although a great many are pejorative and/or problematic, arising from self-deprecation.

Originally published: 22nd July, 2020
Last modified: July 22, 2020