In our’ Oe-So-Queer’ world, we, as LGBT, also have code words, used especially when communication between gay folks needs to be secret. Many people, including queer people, do not know what some of them are. Below I have listed down some of the most common ones, especially, as per the type of queer you find in the Land of the Brave:
- Basket shopping– when cruising or checking someone out, British term which refers to examining the object of your affection’s private areas through their clothing.
- Chapstick lesbian– queer identified woman who is sporty and athletic. The word denotes that she’s the not the type to wear makeup and goes for a more natural look.
- Chicken– a young homosexual male seeking older men; see also: Chicken hawk, referring to an older gay male looking for younger partners.
- Doris Day– 90s South African slang for Gay Pride. Example: “The gays will march on Doris Day.”
- Eyeball queen– person who derives pleasure from watching others engage in intercourse.
- Grimm’s fairy– often used to describe an aging gay male, similar to “auntie”
- In sisters– two effeminate gay men who have an intimate but non-sexual relationship, usually best friends. (I know many of this type 😛 )
- Iron closet– individual in deep denial about their own sexuality, one who might never come out.
- Miss Congeniality– extremely negative term referring to an unlikable or “bitchy” homosexual male.
- Mother Superior– older and wiser gay male who has been around the block a few times; similar to “auntie,” but more favorable.
- Ring snatcher– during sex, the person who performs the bottom role.
- Vampire– gay men who go out looking for hookups late at night.
- Vegetarian– homosexual male who will not give oral.
- Yestergay– former homosexual who now identifies as straight, also referred to as “ex-gays.”
- Rumpy-Rumpy– homosexual intercourse; see also: “Bumper to Bumper,” referring to lesbian vaginal sex.
Arm yourself in code and go out there!