One gay friend once scolded me for having to find any word at all for my female friend. Why do you have to label everything? Being slightly more sophisticated in this matter than I, Moylan prefers the new word suggested by his colleague, Jezebel writer Anna North. Why, exactly, do your female friends need their own special designation? Do you have a special label for your straight male friends too?
Professor C. ATTN: What is the origin of the word "fag," and was it always used as a slur? It seems that the general consensus is that it is a British term that was imported to the United States in the early 20th century. From what I can tell, it has been used to refer to sticks, to cigarettes, perhaps women as well, and to gay men.
In my mid-twenties, I learned that taking your female friends to a gay bar is like taking a vegetarian to a butcher shop. There is a lot of meat, a lot of prime cuts, and even a little tripe, but nothing they can eat. While there aren't any publicly-posted placards posted to the effect of NO BROADS ALLOWED, the unnecessarily long wait times they have to endure to get drinks—watered-down drinks nonetheless—and the degree of stink-eye they receive from bartenders do a great job of conveying that same general message. Shortly thereafter, I began wearying of gay bars in general. My friends were largely women and if they weren't being treated respectfully—and not getting decent cocktails, then what's the use of opening a tab?
This is a list of slang terms used for LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Category:LGBT culture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 29 July It has been suggested that this article be merged into LGBT slang.