Homosexuality postings

postings on homosexuality and anti-homosexuality; the gay voice; gay slang; labels for lgbt people; insults and slurs

for postings on gay sexual practices, sex toys, etc. and their names, see the Page on Language of Sex:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/lists/language-of-sex/

for postings on anti-gay slurs, see section 3 of the Slurs list:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/linguistics-notes/slurs/

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“The Other F Word”, in Out magazine, April 2003
http://web.stanford.edu/~zwicky/the-other-f-word.pdf

2003 handout on the gay voice:
http://web.stanford.edu/~zwicky/cornellhand.pdf

The handout for my presentation “Name that porn star” at the January 2005 meeting of the American Name Society
http://web.stanford.edu/~zwicky/pornstar.pdf

The handout for my presentation “Ideal types: peacocks, chameleons, and centaurs” at the March 2005 SemFest (on categorization in general, and categorization of gay men in particular)
http://web.stanford.edu/~zwicky/semfest.hand.pdf

The handout for my 2011 SemFest talk, “Categories and Labels: LGBPPTQQQEIOAAAF2/SGL …”, on labels in the domain of sexuality / sexual orientation, gender / sexual identity, and sexual practices, as used to construct an initialism for the entire domain
http://web.stanford.edu/~zwicky/SemFest12.pdf

AZ, 7/4/06: Avoiding the other F-word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003319.html
baseball manager Ozzie Guillen on sportswriter Jay Mariotti: “What a piece of shit he is, fucking fag”

AZ, 1/23/07: On the offensive language beat: Use vs. mention, avoidance:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004086.html
Isaiah Washington on Grey’s Anatomy co-star T.R. Knight and the word faggot

AZ, 9/12/08: Lisping on the elevator:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=584
on the gay voice

11/8/09: Cheese or font? The sequel:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/11/08/cheese-or-font-the-sequel/
Gay or Eurotrash?

6/17/10: Late spring 2003:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/06/17/late-spring-2003/
among other things: Out magazine piece, XXX-rated collage show

6/27/10: That’s so gay:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/06/27/thats-so-gay/
Pansy Division

7/14/10: Dolls and action figures:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/14/dolls-and-action-figures/
Billy gay dolls (and Carlos and Tyson); Japanese figma figures, including one of gay pornstar Billy Herrington

7/15/10: Ken ‘n’ Joe: an item?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/15/ken-n-joe-an-item/
twink Ken (of Barbie’s circle), butch GI Joe

7/15/10: On the run in 1972-74:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/15/on-the-run-in-1972-74/
Mick Jagger flirting with/taunting faggotry

7/19/10: The Truly Huge:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/19/the-truly-huge/
Act II: Dan Savage and the Truly Huge (on Brad the Bodybuilder)

7/27/10: Collage essays: from concealment to display:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/27/collage-essays-from-concealment-to-display/
in connection with 2005 exhibition of XXX-rated collages at the Stanford Humanities Center

8/24/10: Writing like a fag:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/24/writing-like-a-fag/
gay male writing style

8/28/10: Pansies:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/28/pansies/
slur ‘faggot’

11/12/10: Spear/Smear the Queer:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/11/12/spearsmear-the-queer/
the kids’ game

11/20/10: Bullying and rage:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/11/20/bullying-and-rage/
Jake Shears, bullied, told that being gay is a private matter

12/10/10: Beating masculinity into the boy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/12/10/beating-masculinity-into-the-boy/
to avert homosexuality

1/23/11: The alphabet soup of sexuality and gender:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/the-alphabet-soup-of-sexuality-and-gender/

2/11/11: SemFest 12!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/02/11/semfest-12/
Categories and Labels: LGBPPTQQQEIOAAAF2/SGL …

2/23/11: Scapegoats:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/02/23/scapegoats/
gays as scapegoats

4/13/11: Were the World Mine:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/04/13/were-the-world-mine/
gay musical movie

5/1/11: -sauruses:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/01/sauruses/
fagasaurus, gayosaurus, homosaurus, queerosaurus, pansysaurus

5/25/11: Scent and masculinity:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/25/scent-and-masculinity/
masculine scents, feminine scents; Details magazine (for metrosexuals and gay men)

6/26/11: Cultural celebrations:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/06/26/cultural-celebrations/
Gay Pride events

1/25/12: The geek voice?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/25/the-geek-voice/

1/31/12: fag food:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/31/fag-food/
Fagolosi breadsticks, fagottini pasta (and fagotto ‘bassoon’)

2/28/12: Trendsetting:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/02/28/trendsetting/
the gay voice and young women’s speech

4/16/12: Lexicon Valley:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/16/lexicon-valley/
podcast, including one on The development of faggot as a slur against male homosexuals, with commentary by Arnold Zwicky

5/3/12: flaming:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/05/03/flaming/
the adjective as applied to gay men

5/21/12: The queering of the metrosexual:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/05/21/the-queering-of-the-metrosexual/
metrosexual as a slur on masculinity (via its association with homosexuality); retrosexual

5/22/12: Geek days:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/05/22/geek-days/
on the geek voice and the gay voice

7/5/12: That’s so gay!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/05/thats-so-gay-2/

8/10/12: Hate:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/10/hate/
on homophobia

1/13/13: Putting the man in manicure:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/01/13/putting-the-man-in-manicure/
manicures as for women and “feminized” men (gays, metrosexuals)

4/8/13: fag bag:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/08/fag-bag/
in a variety of senses

4/22/13: Gay greens: the Big Two:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/22/gay-greens-the-big-two/
arugula, radicchio

6/27/14: queens:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/27/queens/
uses of queen

12/8/14: Inversion:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/08/inversion-2/
label invert etc.

5/16/15: Light in the loafers:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/16/light-in-the-loafers/
slang

6/11/15: Do I Sound Gay?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/06/11/do-i-sound-gay/
on the Gay Voice

10/27/15: A quandary:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/27/a-quandary/
on being gay as a “private matter”; view that lgb people should be closeted

12/19/15: X queen:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/19/x-queen/
on X queen snowclonelets

1/2/16: The news for urinals:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/02/the-news-for-urinals/
homophobia in the bathroom; straight men anxious about gay men in restrooms, locker rooms, showers

1/12/16: The wages of heteronormativity:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/12/the-wages-of-heteronormativity/

1/27/16: Bruce Bruce Bruce:
slang poofter; Bruce as a gay name

1/28/16: Lower bangs higher:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/28/lower-bangs-higher/
man-man sex involving lower and higher (in class, social status, race/ethnicity/nationality)

1/28/16: Dean Phoenix, Dirk Yates, and curvature:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/28/dean-phoenix-dirk-yates-and-curvature/
attitudes of gay men towards straight men

1/29/16: Language and sexuality:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/29/language-and-sexuality/
announcement of Levon and Mendes, Language, Sexuality, and Power

1/30/16: Queen for a King:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/30/queen-for-a-king/
gayborhoods; gay slang: basket etc., gay uses of queen

2/2/16: The prissy voice:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/03/the-prissy-voice/
in the Great Gazoo, Dr. Zachary Smith in Lost in Space, film sissies

2/4/16: be gay/queer for:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/04/be-gayqueer-for/
with sexual element bleached

2/4/16: downe:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/04/downe/
young men for young men in certain Asian groups (especially in Northern California)

2/5/16: homophobia:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/05/homophobia/

2/16/16: Loving coules:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/16/loving-couples/
same-sex couples confronting gender conventions: embracing them, abandoning them, fragmenting them

2/17/16: A passion for pickles:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/17/a-passion-for-pickles/
pickle ‘penis’ in gay slang and gay slurs

2/21/16: Getting Go:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/21/getting-go/
gay-themed dramatic (and romantic) movie, involving a couple who are both physically and temperamentally contrasting; gay heteronormativity

3/1/16: News of the sexuality front: the Jocktion Marketplace:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/01/news-on-the-sexuality-front-the-jocktion-marketplace/
site offering used sports gear for sale to gay men; diverse codings of masculinity in the sellers

3/2/16: gaysex, mansex:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/02/briefly-gaysex-mansex/
labels for sexual acts between men

3/4/16: Trent Atkins, a great bottom;
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/04/trent-atkins-a-great-bottom/
ordering/demanding a fuck vs. asking/begging for one; sexual personas, in porn and real life

3/5/16: xmosexual:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/05/xmosexual
SRS on presentations of sexual personas, as bromosexual, promosexual, normosexual; recogmosexual, unrecogmosexual

3/12/16: Fruit loops:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/12/fruit-loops/
class-related dress practices (the Ivy League shirt, etc.); reactions to these as gay

3/18/16: Late for St. Patrick’s:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/18/late-for-st-patricks/
various presentations of sexual personas, notably by gay pornstar Harley Everett

3/20/16: Rainbow Peeps:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/20/rainbow-peeps/
presentations of gay people in celebrations

4/22/16: Morning name: ivermectin:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/22/morning-name-ivermectin/
public knowledge but sexual secrecy

4/22/16: More on open secrecy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/22/more-on-open-secrecy/

4/24/16: Donelan:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/04/24/donelan/
gay male life of the 70s and 80s as depicted in Donelan’s cartoons

6/1/16: Nefarious morning name:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/01/nefarious-morning-name/
nefarious as applied to sodomy

6/2/16: Cartoony days:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/02/cartoony-days/
“regular” vs. “flagrant” gays

6/11/16: Schmitts Gay Beer:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/11/schmitts-gay-beer/
SNL skit with gay fantasy

6/21/16: Frank Viva:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/21/frank-viva/
New Yorker cover with men kissing

7/22/16: queer:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/22/queer/
queer vs. gay, inter alia

8/7/16: Ianto Jones:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/07/ianto-jones/
two types of male-male love: for men in general, for one particular man

8/25/16: November 25th, 2016:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/25/november-11th-2014/
#2 Haefeli cartoon with same-sex couple and their daughter

9/16/16: Going all the way gay with the X-Men:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/09/16/going-all-the-way-gay-with-the-x-men/
gay porn video parodying X-Men movies; Iceman as gay; mutants as analogues of lgbt people

11/15/16: The agony of homophobia:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/15/the-agony-of-homophobi/
homophobia and vocabulary for it

12/3/16: Camping it up:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/03/camping-it-up/
camp; camping it up; nelly men; to drop one’s beads, pearls, hatpins

12/24/16: This year’s most puzzling Christmas card:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/24/this-years-most-puzzling-christmas-card/
the Clone; the cruise of death

12/26/16: Chocolate Santa, and more:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/26/chocolate-santa-and-more/
drag; drag kings, drag queens

12/31/16: Surrealists, but especially Jess:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/31/surrealists-but-especially-jess/
Jess and poet Robert Duncan and their openness and activism

1/2/17: Queens & Cowboys:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/02/queens-cowboys/
gay rodeos

1/5/17: Gay men on the new subway walls:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/05/gay-men-on-the-new-subway-walls/
public displays of affection

1/8/17: The highly evolved fashion sense of faggots:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/08/the-highly-evolved-fashion-sense-of-faggots/
gay men as fashionable; Versace

1/18/17: From MeatMarket.com:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/18/from-meatmarket-com/
male prostitution

1/27/17: A kiss is just a kiss:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/27/a-kiss-is-just-a-kiss/
gay vs. straight, MSMs

2/2/17: QaF and its men:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/02/qaf-and-its-men/
the gay milieu of US Queer as Folk, gay male and lesbian cultures, gay clubs

2/10/17: Annals of adorable:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/10/annals-of-adorable/
kissing; nelly men; pleasantly gay men; straight-acting men, regular guys, NMGs, normative masculinity, macho gays, better half

2/14/17: One more VDay posting:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/14/one-more-vday-posting/
line between gay and straight

2/16/17: Flagrant figures:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/16/flagrant-figures/
the Clone type

2/17/17: dying:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/17/dying/
Liberace’s homosexuality

2/22/17: Playing for laughs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/22/playing-for-laughs/
“prissy” type of gay man; camping it up, campiness

2/25/17: The way we were:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/25/the-way-we-were/
on Rufus Gifford, former US ambassador to Denmark, openly gay and passionately activist

3/4/17: On the day:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/04/on-the-day/
Sydney Mardi Gras

3/24/17: The invention of the X job:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/24/the-invention-of-the-x-job/
mansex between straight men; negotiating sex only non-verbally

3/26/17: On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/26/on-the-boulevard-of-broken-dreams-with-kip-noll/
the gay twink as a type; gay villages; cruising; gay strip clubs

3/27/17: JoBroButts, Hills Bros. coffee, and gaybros:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/27/jobrobutts-hills-bros-coffee-and-gaybros/
stereotypes of masculinity vs. stereotypes of queerness

3/27/17: Members Only: two moments:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/27/members-only-two-moments/
recognizably gay face