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A derogatory slang term for lesbian (adjective or noun). Shortened from the word "lesbian," which is derived from the name of the island of Lesbos (Lésvos).
A derogatory term commonly used to describe lesbians (typically those with more masculine physical characteristics/mannerisms)
Originally meant to be a slur, it has been "reclaimed" by many Lesbians who might use it to identify themselves of other Lesbians. It is considered rude to use this word unless you self-identify as one.
Common negative slang term used to describe Lesbians.
Insinuates that their sexual preference stems from hating males.
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A slang term used to describe Lesbians that exhibit very traditional feminine characteristics/mannerisms. Can also be referred to as “femme”.
A slang term used to describe Lesbians that
exhibit what many people commonly think of as
traditional “male” characteristics (short hair, larger
physical frame/muscles, aggressiveness, etc.).
May also be referred to as being “butch”.
A person whose sexual preference is members of the same sex. A ____ male is usually referred to as Gay, and females as Lesbians.
A slang term that means: (adj;) “to be in (or is in) a state of being overtly gay and homosexual in nature and appearance”.
A slang term used to describe a male that is not necessarily gay (but could be); he may act in a flamboyant, bouncy, or feminine way
“Fruit / Fruity”
1. A bundle of sticks. 2. British term for a cigarette. 3. An insulting term for a gay male. Still, used among gay men, this word is sometimes a term of affection/badge of pride, but it is still considered rude to use if you do not self-identify as gay.
“Poof / Poofter”
Someone who wears either items of clothing or complete outfits traditionally associated with the opposite sex.
A person whose gender identity does not correspond to their biological sex
A person (man or woman) that feels he/she was
born as the wrong biological sex, and indentifies more with the opposite sex. May take legal, medical or surgical action to become recognized as a member of the opposite sex.
A person (man or woman) who wears clothing of the opposite sex. Unlike the terms drag, queen or drag queen where the person is inferred to be homosexual, this person can be gay or straight.
The condition of being neither male nor female, but something “in between”. Often refers to an infant born with "ambiguous" genitalia.
Also called “Hermaphrodites”.
Estimated to be between 1% and 0.01% of the population.
The fear of Lesbians and Gay men.
Sometimes used as a reference to convey
dislike or disagreement with Homosexuality.
The Fear of Bisexual
Men & Women
The attitude that heterosexuality is the only valid, superior or acceptable sexual orientation
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“Therapy” aimed at changing the sexual orientation of an individual
(from homosexual to heterosexual).
Can be religious in nature.
A term used by some homophobic individuals to incorrectly describe the social/political wishes of the GLTBQ community. Often religiously based.
Often used to describe something stupid or unfortunate. Originating from homophobia. “That’s so….”
Original Meaning: Happy, Joyful, Gleeful.
How one defines themselves with clothes, pronouns (he/she), how they carry themselves, etc.
Does not necessarily reflect someone’s biological sex
(Examples: Masculine, Feminine, Androgynous, etc.)
A type of legal definition given to non-married couples, particularly same-sex partners, so they can have access to the benefits enjoyed by married couples. Not legally recognized in most states.
“Civil Union /
Originally meant to describe something as unusual or strange. Became a derogatory word to describe homosexuals.
More recently, it has been reclaimed by non-heterosexuals as a word used to describe themselves. This word can now be used to describe homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgendered people. Can be considered offensive if used as a negative label.
The state of being sexually attracted to all types of people, whether they are males, females, transsexuals, transgenders, intersexes, transvestites, androgynies, etc...
“Pansexual / Omnisexual”
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