Queer Words

When I titled this collection “Queer” words, I meant it in both senses of the term: these are words used in Queer communities, and in many cases they are words that are odd or bent in some way.  Several remain venomous epithets, while simultaneously serving as fiercely chosen terms of pride.  As they become the latter, their power to function as slurs diminishes: in this sense they have, quite literally, been bent to serve our purposes.

Our Queer slang is a record of creative resistance.  Each term in some way carries the traces of our collective struggles.  They are, in that sense, the flowers of our resistance.  So consider this collection a bouquet – to our fabulousness.

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Queen

Queen

Dyke

Dyke

Milk

Milk

Village People

Village People

Sisters

Sisters

Stonewall

Stonewall

Top

Top

Bottom

Bottom

Bears

Bears

Friends of Dorothy

Friends of Dorothy

Tearoom

Tearoom

Dish

Dish

Closet

Closet

Cruising

Cruising

Dykons

Dykons

Two Spirits

Two Spirits

Packing

Packing

Fag

Fag

Bye Bi

Bye Bi

F to M

F to M

Pearl Diving

Pearl Diving

Faerie

Faerie

Tea Bagger

Tea Bagger

TV

TV

Ball

Ball

Michigan

Michigan

Breeder

Breeder

Santorum

Santorum

Watersports

Watersports