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Do You Know Gay Slang [Quiz]

As the linguist Laganja Estranja once said, 'Yass gawd, okkurrrrr.'

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Necko L. Fanning

Necko L. Fanning

Necko is a veteran, LGBT activist, and writer. In addition to his work as a freelancer Necko writes fiction with the purposes of providing strong LGBT and female protagonists to the world. More of his work can be found at neckofanning.com.

Remember: Gay Slang Didn't Just Spontaneously Appear... it Evolved

Twinks weren't born shouting "yass, hunty" and bears weren't woofing at each other from within their flannels by some genetic urge.

When talking about what we now consider to be gay slang, credit needs to be given to those who created it. Like the vast majority of the progress that has been made within the queer community, the credit for coining most of today's popular gay lingo can be attributed to women of color, especially trans women of color. 

It wasn't Grindr, circuit parties, or Drag Race that laid the ground work for the queer culture that arose across the United States. It was queer BIPOC banding together in houses, attending balls, and marching in protest. 

 

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