This is a list of slang terms used by people to describe LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Many terms are slurs against LGBT people. Some terms originate from the LGBT community itself. Category:LGBT culture.
Modern Gay & LGBTQ Slang Terms
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Sometimes we say words without realizing the impact they may have on others. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Take time to educate yourself about language and histories of oppression. Words that Hurt. Bitch In Any Language Targets and dehumanizes women, even if used toward men, including queer and gay men.
Members of the LGBTQ community may use some of the terms themselves; however, that does not give everyone the right to use an otherwise negative or hurtful word. In the modern world, this term feels outdated and is often considered offensive because gender identities are changing. While it has been reclaimed within the lesbian community to some degree, like "fag" or "faggot" for gay men, there is something about this word that makes it seem worse.
The more prevalent it became, the more negative its connotations. With just my student overdraft as my budget, I decided to make a documentary exploring how this piece of language had evolved, and speak to people both gay and straight to see how they felt aboutthe word taking on a negative meaning. Some gay people I spoke to were content with the word evolving, while there were straight people who were outraged. Younger people, whom we might have expected to have more awareness of what it means to identify as gay because of media coverage, were often the demographic defending the negative use of this word. Many older people I spoke to felt strongly that it should it not be allowed to be used negatively.