ThoughtCatalogue put together a list of ‘gay slang terms you’ve never heard before‘.  Given that I’ve definitely entered a stage in my life when the most hip slang isn’t exactly rolling off my tongue (see the word hip?), and given that I write some gay romances that feature some characters who are, quite possibly, of an age where such slang would be used, I took a gander. Some choice examples are below:

— Beat (adj.) – extremely wonderful or great, “fabulous.” Example: “Did you see her at the club tonight? That look was beat.”

— Full house (n.) – term used to denote having more than one Sexually Transmitted Infection at once.

— Girl scout (n.) – military man on leave, currently seeking sex.

— Hetty (n.) – shortened version of the word “heterosexual,” similar to “hetero” or “het.”

— In sisters (n.) – two effeminate gay men who have an intimate but non-sexual relationship, usually best friends.

— Miss Congeniality (n.) – extremely negative term referring to an unlikable or “bitchy” homosexual male.

— Mother Superior (n.) – older and wiser gay male who has been around the block a few times; similar to “auntie,” but more favorable.

— Yestergay (n.) – former homosexual who now identifies as straight, also referred to as “ex-gays.”

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