Homosexuality postings

postings on homosexuality and anti-homosexuality; gay life; 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:

Language of sex

for postings on anti-gay slurs, see section 3 of the Slurs list:



“The Other F Word”, in Out magazine, April 2003

Click to access the-other-f-word.pdf

2003 handout on the gay voice:

Click to access cornellhand.pdf

The handout for my presentation “Name that porn star” at the January 2005 meeting of the American Name Society

Click to access 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)

Click to access 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

Click to access SemFest12.pdf

AZ, 7/4/06: Avoiding the other F-word:
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:
Isaiah Washington on Grey’s Anatomy co-star T.R. Knight and the word faggot

AZ, 9/12/08: Lisping on the elevator:

Lisping on the elevator

on the gay voice

AZ, 10/17/09: Rude word:

Rude word

on twinks and other gay male “types”

11/8/09: Cheese or font? The sequel:

Cheese or font? The sequel

Gay or Eurotrash?

6/17/10: Late spring 2003:

Late spring 2003

among other things: Out magazine piece, XXX-rated collage show

6/27/10: That’s so gay:

That’s so gay

Pansy Division

7/14/10: Dolls and action figures:

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?:

Ken ‘n’ Joe: an item?

twink Ken (of Barbie’s circle), butch GI Joe

7/15/10: On the run in 1972-74:

On the run in 1972-74

Mick Jagger flirting with/taunting faggotry

7/19/10: The Truly Huge:

The Truly Huge

Act II: Dan Savage and the Truly Huge (on Brad the Bodybuilder)

7/27/10: Collage essays: from concealment to display:

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:

Writing like a fag

gay male writing style

8/28/10: Pansies:


slur ‘faggot’

11/12/10: Spear/Smear the Queer:

Spear/Smear the Queer

the kids’ game

11/20/10: Bullying and rage:

Bullying and rage

Jake Shears, bullied, told that being gay is a private matter

12/10/10: Beating masculinity into the boy:

Beating masculinity into the boy

to avert homosexuality

1/23/11: The alphabet soup of sexuality and gender:

The alphabet soup of sexuality and gender

2/11/11: SemFest 12!:

SemFest 12!

Categories and Labels: LGBPPTQQQEIOAAAF2/SGL …

2/23/11: Scapegoats:


gays as scapegoats

4/13/11: Were the World Mine:

Were the World Mine

gay musical movie

5/1/11: -sauruses:


fagasaurus, gayosaurus, homosaurus, queerosaurus, pansysaurus

5/25/11: Scent and masculinity:

Scent and masculinity

masculine scents, feminine scents; Details magazine (for metrosexuals and gay men)

6/26/11: Cultural celebrations:

Cultural celebrations

Gay Pride events

1/25/12: The geek voice?:

The geek voice?

1/31/12: fag food:

fag food

Fagolosi breadsticks, fagottini pasta (and fagotto ‘bassoon’)

2/28/12: Trendsetting:


the gay voice and young women’s speech

4/16/12: Lexicon Valley:

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:


the adjective as applied to gay men

5/21/12: The queering of the metrosexual:

The queering of the metrosexual

metrosexual as a slur on masculinity (via its association with homosexuality); retrosexual

5/22/12: Geek days:

Geek days

on the geek voice and the gay voice

7/5/12: That’s so gay!:

That’s so gay!

8/10/12: Hate:


on homophobia

1/13/13: Putting the man in manicure:

Putting the man in manicure

manicures as for women and “feminized” men (gays, metrosexuals)

4/8/13: fag bag:

fag bag

in a variety of senses

4/22/13: Gay greens: the Big Two:

Gay greens: the Big Two

arugula, radicchio

6/27/14: queens:


uses of queen

12/8/14: Inversion:


label invert etc.

5/16/15: Light in the loafers:

Light in the loafers


6/11/15: Do I Sound Gay?:

Do I Sound Gay?

on the Gay Voice

10/27/15: A quandary:

A quandary

on being gay as a “private matter”; view that lgb people should be closeted

12/19/15: X queen:

X queen

on X queen snowclonelets

1/2/16: The news for urinals:

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:

The wages of heteronormativity

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

1/28/16: Lower bangs higher:

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:

Dean Phoenix, Dirk Yates, and curvature

attitudes of gay men towards straight men

1/29/16: Language and sexuality:

Language and sexuality

announcement of Levon and Mendes, Language, Sexuality, and Power

1/30/16: Queen for a King:

Queen for a King

gayborhoods; gay slang: basket etc., gay uses of queen

2/2/16: The prissy voice:

The prissy voice

in the Great Gazoo, Dr. Zachary Smith in Lost in Space, film sissies

2/4/16: be gay/queer for:

be gay/queer for

with sexual element bleached

2/4/16: downe:


young men for young men in certain Asian groups (especially in Northern California)

2/5/16: homophobia:


2/16/16: Loving coules:

Loving couples

same-sex couples confronting gender conventions: embracing them, abandoning them, fragmenting them

2/17/16: A passion for pickles:

A passion for pickles

pickle ‘penis’ in gay slang and gay slurs

2/21/16: Getting Go:

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:

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:

Briefly: gaysex, mansex

labels for sexual acts between men

3/4/16: Trent Atkins, a great bottom;

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:


SRS on presentations of sexual personas, as bromosexual, promosexual, normosexual; recogmosexual, unrecogmosexual

3/12/16: Fruit loops:

Fruit loops

class-related dress practices (the Ivy League shirt, etc.); reactions to these as gay

3/18/16: Late for St. Patrick’s:

Late for St. Patrick’s

various presentations of sexual personas, notably by gay pornstar Harley Everett

3/20/16: Rainbow Peeps:

Rainbow Peeps

presentations of gay people in celebrations

4/22/16: Morning name: ivermectin:

Morning name: ivermectin

public knowledge but sexual secrecy

4/22/16: More on open secrecy:

More on open secrecy

4/24/16: Donelan:


gay male life of the 70s and 80s as depicted in Donelan’s cartoons

6/1/16: Nefarious morning name:

Nefarious morning name

nefarious as applied to sodomy

6/2/16: Cartoony days:

Cartoony days

“regular” vs. “flagrant” gays

6/11/16: Schmitts Gay Beer:

Schmitts Gay Beer

SNL skit with gay fantasy

6/21/16: Frank Viva:

Frank Viva

New Yorker cover with men kissing

7/22/16: queer:


queer vs. gay, inter alia

8/7/16: Ianto Jones:

Ianto Jones

two types of male-male love: for men in general, for one particular man

8/25/16: November 25th, 2016:

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:

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:

The agony of homophobia

homophobia and vocabulary for it

12/3/16: Camping it up:

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:

This year’s most puzzling Christmas card

the Clone; the cruise of death

12/26/16: Chocolate Santa, and more:

Chocolate Santa, and more

drag; drag kings, drag queens

12/31/16: Surrealists, but especially Jess:

Surrealists, but especially Jess

Jess and poet Robert Duncan and their openness and activism

1/2/17: Queens & Cowboys:

Queens & Cowboys

gay rodeos

1/5/17: Gay men on the new subway walls:

Gay men on the new subway walls

public displays of affection

1/8/17: The highly evolved fashion sense of faggots:

The highly evolved fashion sense of faggots

gay men as fashionable; Versace

1/18/17: From MeatMarket.com:

From MeatMarket.com

male prostitution

1/27/17: A kiss is just a kiss:

A kiss is just a kiss

gay vs. straight, MSMs

2/2/17: QaF and its men:

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:

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:

One more VDay posting

line between gay and straight

2/16/17: Flagrant figures:

Flagrant figures

the Clone type

2/17/17: dying:


Liberace’s homosexuality

2/22/17: Playing for laughs:

Playing for laughs

“prissy” type of gay man; camping it up, campiness

2/25/17: The way we were:

The way we were

on Rufus Gifford, former US ambassador to Denmark, openly gay and passionately activist

3/4/17: On the day:

On the day

Sydney Mardi Gras

3/24/17: The invention of the X job:

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:

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:

JoBroButts, Hills Bros. coffee, and gaybros

stereotypes of masculinity vs. stereotypes of queerness

3/27/17: Members Only: two moments:

Members Only: two moments

recognizably gay face

3/29/17: Another phenomenally bad idea:

Another phenomenally bad idea

cocksucking as a way of life, a mission

3/29/17: Three:


on-screen male-male kiss; three-ways

3/31/17: He bloomed in March:

He bloomed in March

bandanna code

4/4/17: Quick, Bruce, the blat!:

Quick, Bruce, the blat!

Bruce as a gay name; homosexuality and superheroes, homosexuality and vampires

4/16/17: Out gay male bands:

Out gay male bands

presentations of self, incl. genderqueer (vs. trans)

4/21/17: Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task:

Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task

Gay Best Friend

4/26/17: Saint Phalle:

Saint Phalle

Genet’s worship of phallic masculinity

4/30/17: The Gay Sisters:

The Gay Sisters

gay in several senses

5/2/17: To Be Young, Gay, and Chinese-American

To Be Young, Gay, and Chinese-American

homosexuality and family in the poetry of Chen Chen

5/2/17: Semiotics of dress: the Age of High Gay:

Semiotics of dress: the Age of High Gay

gay “types”; swish and macho gays

5/4/17: Closets:


in the closet: Dominick Dunne, James Beard; critique of the closet

5/5/17: Four Days in May:

Four Days in May

race/ethnicity and class in gay porn; pushy bottoms

5/11/17: Homophilatelic days:

Homophilatelic days

same-sex marriage in Canada

5/23/17: “Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”:

“Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”

bisexuality (and Farley Granger), partner

5/30/17: Puzzles, castles, and cake:

Puzzles, castles, and cake

the sexuality of King Ludwig of Bavaria

6/12/17: On the fierce fenininity of drag queens:

On the fierce femininity of drag queens

drag queens; gay voice; “feminine” personas

6/19/17: The thumbnail image, rainbows, and Pride:

The thumbnail image, rainbows, and Pride

Pride parades, Pride stickers

6/25/17: Animated cartoons, fan art, same-sex love:

Animated cartoons, fan art, same-sex love

same-sex couples in tv programs for kids

6/26/17: Put a sock on it in parade season:

Put a sock on it in parade season

pride parades; drag

6/30/17: In the dunes, in the dunes:

In the dunes, in the dunes

gay resorts: Fire Island

7/6/17: Coconuts and Trumpets:

Coconuts and Trumpets

gay bars and restaurants; motss.cons

7/6/17: Chast, Haefeli, Kaplan:

Chast, Haefeli, Kaplan

gay couples, adoption

7/15/17: Wonder Bears!:

Wonder Bears!

bear culture, drag

7/27/17: Musical synchronicity:

Musical synchronicity

bisexuality etc.

7/30/17: The queer quilt:

The queer quilt

LGBT organizations; Harry Hay

8/7/17: Young love:

Young love

young love

8/11/17: Billy the Berlin Barboy:

Billy the Berlin Barboy

gay dolls

8/27/17: Revisiting 6: Fire Island Pines:

Revisiting 6: Fire Island Pines

cruising and partying in Fire Island Pines, 1975-83

8/30/17: The Fountain of Angels in America:

The Fountain of Angels in America

the Ramble in Central Park; AIDS

9/5/17: Obsolescent technologies and middle verbs:

Obsolete technologies and middle verbs

gay bars; Greek alluding to anal intercourse

9/6/17: Birthday notes:

Birthday notes


9/23/17: Bear chairs:

Bear chairs

gay bears; the bear pride flag, the leather pride flag

10/3/17: Doorman of the underworld:

Doorman of the underworld

locales for secret mansex

10/5.17: He opened his mouth:

He opened his mouth

gay voice and other evidences of fagginess

10/16/17: Revisiting 8: Rod Canyon

Revisiting 8: Rod Canyon

porn names, drag names; P&A (penis and anus) material; lesbian kiss

10/29/17: March of the rainbow mixers:

March of the rainbow mixers

HRC (Human Rights Campaign)

12/6/17: 100 years of independence:

100 years of independence

life in the closet: Tom of Finland

12/28/17: Bromance for Biffs:

Bromance for Biffs

straight-straight, gay-gay, and gay-straight bromances

2/23/18: Lexical adventures in the Sacred Harp:

Lexical adventures in the Sacred Harp

vice and sin; homosexuality (and masturbation, fornication, pornography) as a grave sin

2/27/18: In service to Erebus:

In service to Erebus

the secret subterranean world of mansex

2/28/18: Ballet Down the Highway:

Ballet Down the Highway

gayporntypes, the tropes of gay porn; masculinity indexes

3/5/18: Fingering:
emotional configuration of fingerwork (and rimming), as aggressive dominance or as service providing pleasure

3/5/18: fingerwork:


regular blog discussion of this

3/16/18: Extended 69:

Extended 69

oragenital acts as characteristically same-sex; emotional pleasures of various sex acts; mutuality

3/20/18: Perfectionist in pink sequin:

Perfectionist in pink sequin

circuit parties; the slur pansy

3/23/18: Gayupid’s Arrow: We are everywhere, and now you are too:

Gayupid’s Arrow: We are everywhere, and now you are too

paranoid fantasies: that homosexuals target Christians for persecution, that gay men are predatorily attracted to straight men

3/30/18: Pride Time #5: On Barceloneta beach:

Pride Time #5: on Barceloneta beach

gay places and celebrations

3/30/18: Deviant Passover rites:

Deviant Passover rites

lgbt Haggadot; Sederlicious parties in NYC

4/1/18: Jewish gay men:

Jewish gay men

gay icons (Eliad Cohen); racial/ethnic preferences in partners

4/9/18: The gay world of Yvon Goulet:

The gay world of Yvon Goulet

gay villages

4/12/18: Green wieners:

Green wieners


4/17/18: Cuppy and his cub:

Cuppy and his cub

bandanna codes; drag names; bears and cubs

4/20/18: The rainbow beard:

The rainbow beard

drag shows, drag names

4/25/18: At the t-room urinals:

At the t-room urinals

the social practices of t-rooms, especially at the urinals

4/26/18: Unsavory moments on AZBlogX:

Unsavory moments on AZBlogX

the social practices of gay piss play

5/4/18: Stuff your furry friend:

Stuff your furry friend

bear culture

5/12/18: For Mothers Day:

For Mothers Day

daddy, muscle daddy

5/12/18: Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar:

Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar

daddies and bois: social roles, “types”, identities; subcultures; social relationships

5/13/18: Gay butterflies:

Gay butterflies

butterflies as symbols of fragility, femininity, effeminacy; flamboyance; fickleness; coming out

5/17/18: Deshagged and pedicured:

Deshagged and pedicured

roles in anal intercourse

5/18/18: Whathave you done with your life? The LGBT department.:

What have you done with your life? The LGBT department

my contributions to the lgbt world, via institutions and organizations, via speaking out publicly

5/24/18: Today’s misreading: piano bars behind bars:

Today’s misreading: life behind piano bars

piano bars, gay bars

5/27/18: A-lists and B-lists:

A-lists and B-lists

A-gays (as a “type”)

5/30/18: Punks


on the DL, MSM

5/31/18: Dramatic exits:

Dramatic exits

drama queens making dramatic exits

6/2/18: Annals of gangbanging: Anonymous in Brooklyn:

Annals of gangbanging: Anonymous in Brooklyn

the mansexual marketplace, sex clubs

6/6/18: Now We Are Nine, a Journey to the East:

Now We Are Nine, a Journey to the East

gay men and race, ethnicity, nationality, religion

6/11/18: Purple Pride:

Purple Pride

purple flowers for Pride

6/13/18: The Calvin Klein pentachromatic neon rainbow:

The Calvin Klein pentachromatic neon rainbow

various Pride flags

6/23/18: Four things for Pride

Four things for Pride

lgbt+ and Pride symbols and slogans

6/25/18: Midsummer cartoons:

Midsummer cartoons

Pride events

6/27/18: More Pride events:

More Pride events

Pride events

7/19/18: Get your cruise faqce on:

Get your cruise face on

cruising for sex in public

7/27/18: Are You My Bottom?:

Are You My Bottom?

top or bottom

8/1/18: Men for me, and perilous translation:

Men for men, and perilous translation

on the construction and display of male heterosexuality

8/3/18: The rainbow pillars of Montréal:

The rainbow pillars of Montréal

gay life: gay villages (the Gay Village of Montréal); gay establishments (resorts, bars, dance clubs, strip clubs, bathhouses); soc.motss and motss.cons

8/4/18: Creams:


gay bars and their names

8/5/18: Toga, togae, togae!:

Toga, togae, togae!

gay bars

8/8/18: The Gay Vilage, Swiss Chalet, poutine:

The Gay Village, Swiss Chalet, poutine

Montreal’s Gay Village

8/9/18: Dix-huit nuances de gai:

Dix-huit nuances de gai

Montreal’s Gay Village and public art there

8/10/11: Les poutineurs de Montréal:

Les poutineurs de Montréal


8/16/18: Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.:

Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.

#7 same-sex sexual relations in dolphins

8/27/18: The Three Marcos, the Three Marcusites:

The Three Marcos, the Three Marcusites

doing drag

11/3/18: News for penises: the Halloween gay porn report

News for penises: the Halloween gay porn report

associations between homosexuality and Halloween, between vampires and homosexuality

11/17/18: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day:

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day


12/8/18: News for bears: cities of bears:

News for bears: cities of bears

bears; movie BearCity and its sequels

12/14/18: Appearances:


physique magazines; Like With Like in the gay male world

12/22/18: Festoonists:


gay holidays; the slur fairy

1/28/19: Phil comes out:

Phil comes out

coming out

1/30/19: Hugo Simberg:

Hugo Simberg

homosexual artists; the homosexual gaze; focus on boys and young men

2/14/19: Revisiting 26: LGBT etc. etc.:

Revisiting 26: LGBT etc. etc.

The Gay & Lesbian Review on naming the broad domain of sexuality, identity, and practices

2/15/19: Be more Michael B. Jordan:

Be more Michael B. Jordan

clothing conveying masculinity and homosexuality

3/8/19: Vasodilation:


poppers in the gay social milieu

3/23/19:Consumer advocacy in Florida:

Consumer advocacy in Florida

openly gay holders of positions and statuses; presentations of self; queer melanin magic

4/2/19: Moon shorts 1a: Cosmé McMoon:

Moon shorts 1a: Cosmé McMoon

top/bottom, preppy gay man, lipstick lesbian, dyke, daddy

4/4/19: Ed (the) Ped:

Ed (the) Ped

catchphrase we are everywhere

4/6/19: The trail mixer:

The trail mixer

gay mixers; gay circuit parties

4/16/19: She got pinched in the As… tor Bar:

She got pinched in the As … tor Bar

gay bars, esp. the Astor Bar in NYC

4/18/19: Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses:

Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses

pink as a gay color

4/24/19: A Ceci disavowal:

A Ceci disavowal

lgbt literary festivals

4/28/19: All ˈlaundry ˈis a ˈblur of ˈstatic ˈcling:

All ˈlaundry ˈis a ˈblur of ˈstatic ˈcling

gay frivolity

5/11/19: The dragons of Homoland:

The dragons of Homoland

gay symbols; gay porn fiction

5/20/19: Annals of fruity goodness: the strawberry file:

Annals of fruity goodness: the strawberry file

gay as presentation of self vs. gay as sexual desire

5/25/19: High 5 from a bison:

High 5 from a bison

collectors / numbers men in mansex, both insertive and receptive

5/26/19: Follow-up: John Rechy:

Follow-up: John Rechy

identities and terms for them

6/5/19: Pride month in Antarctica:

Pride month in Antarctica

SHARKS cartoon with a same-sex wedding

6/11/19: Come frolic and cavort in the water:

Come frolic and cavort in the water

artist Keith Vaughan’s edgy relationship to his homosexuality

6/16/19: On this day in 2019:

On this day in 2019

gay for Fathers Day: father-son sex, daddy-boy relationships, muscle daddies

6/18/19: Portraits of Frank O’Hara:

Portraits of Frank O’Hara

complex romantic relationship between Frank O’Hara and Larry Rivers

6/21/19: Mickey gets stuffed for Pride:

Mickey gets stuffed for Pride

attitudes towards homosexuality

6/24/19: On your knees for St, George:

On your knees for St. George Michael

mansex in public places; its regulation

6/28/19: Some of us are gay:

Some of us are gay

three gay slogans: Some people are gay / Get over it; We are everywhere / We’re here / We’re queer / Get used it it

7/11/19: Three Pride moments:

Three Pride moments

passing as straight; term for gay man who passes as straight (passer not used; avocado suggested on UD)

7/16/19: Singout at the CA chorale:

Singout at the CA chorale

the newsgroup soc.motss and its Facebook successor

8/21/19: motss.con XXXII in Palo Alto:

motss.con XXXII in Palo Alto

the 2019 gathering of the net community soc.motss / soc-motss

8/24/19: GG on an August morning:

GG on an August morning

a motss.con event: a visit to Gamble Garden

8/25/19: Exception-triggered alternation:

Exception-triggered alternation

the gay baths, specifically in NYC in the 1970s: Club Baths, Continental Baths

8/28/19: Annals of category labels: food from a hole in the ground:

Annals of category labels: food from a hole in the ground

the gay baths: Eros in San Francisco

9/7/19: Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream:

Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream

Big Gay Al as stereotypical homosexual man

9/11/19: Giovanni in Ferragamo:

Giovanni in Ferragamo

femmes / sissies / etc.: Hilton Als

9/12/19: BOY Party!:

BOY Party!

boy in the gay context; gay boy parties of several sorts

9/14/19: Clavicular knobs:

Clavicular knobs

Scruff, a hookup site for men

9/17/19: The amazing talking pirate:

The amazing talking pirate

sodomy and the pirate tradition; three-ways

9/24/19: In the cowboys’ locker room:

In the cowboys’ locker room


9/28/19: Gender notes: transgender fashion models:

Gender notes: transgender fashion models

homosexual, transgender, masculine, effeminate

9/29/19: Musclemen from Mars:

Musclemen from Mars

physique magazines

10/1/19: Up to the line, and sometimes over:

Up to the line, and sometimes over

cruising for sex

10/3/19: Pat-SU fuck: new visions:

Pat-SU fuck: new visions

language in gay porn; dirty sex talk

10/5/19: A man, his hands, his pants:

A man, his hands, his pants

cruising for sex

10/12/19: Butch fagginess, take3:

Butch fagginess, take 3

high-macho + high-gay displays

10/14/19: Space Candy:

Space Candy

high-macho + high-gay displays; jockstrap parties

10/16/19: Adventures in homomasculinity: the pink jock:

Adventures in homomasculinity: the pink jock

homomasculine identities; sissyhood

10/23/19: OUTiL: a historical note:

OUTiL: a historical note

organizations: OUTiL, soc.motss, Lavender Languages/Linguistics, Queer Linguist(ic)s Network, LSA’s COZIL

11/2/19: Gaysper:


LGBT symbols, including Gaysper the gay ghost

11/7/19: Butch cooks with a little butch truck:

Butch cooks with a little butch truck

language of sexuality; butch/femme

11/14/19: Chart pie:

Chart pie

Pew LGBT survey: chart of trans, lesbian, gay male, female bisexual, male bisexual categories

11/17/19: A hell of a queen:

A hell of a queen

drag queens; Adore Delano

11/20/19: A regular festival of ambiguity:

A regular festival of ambiguity

homomasculine types; fag and its uses and alternatives

11/28/19: All thanks to HomoEros:

All thanks to HomoEros


11/30/19: Kind Hearts and Coronets:

Kind Hearts and Coronets

artifice as characteristic of gay and bisexual men

12/19/19: Zeitgeisty:


gay life

1/28/20: Humongous tops Adonis:

Humongous tops Adonis

M4M; strip clubs

2/7/20: The BSDR files:

The BSDR files

coming out and being out in academia

2/10/20: Basil Ratburn:

Basil Ratburn

gay gym rats

2/18/20: Saluting the presidents:

Saluting the presidents

gay porn personas

2/20/20: love nest:

love nest

gay love nests, gay love hotels and motels, sexually democratic gay porn

2/25/20: Timothy and Agrimony:

Timothy and Agrimony

gay types: twink, bitter old queen; resonances of different positions for mansex 69

2/28/20: A clean t-room is a *happy* t-room:

A clean t-room is a *happy* t-room

t-rooms as social worlds governed by (sub)cultural norms

3/7/20: Tragedies of the pandemic:

Tragedies of the pandemic

gay types: the bitchy queen

3/11/20: Schwinger outet sich als schwul:

Schwinger outet sich als schwul

coming out; German vocabulary

3/22/20: coronteaus:


circuit parties

5/5/20: Play me, Sam:

Play me, Sam

butch fagginess

5/17/20: Division of labor:

Division of labor

division of roles

5/20/20: Balloon quotes:

Balloon quotes

Michael James Schneider’s writing (and photography) about being gay/queer

5/22/20: The Age of Anxiety:

The Age of Anxiety

gay couples; fag-bashing

5/27/20: Happy Memorial Day:

Happy Memorial Day

the lure of military men

6/1/20: Aradesque?:


roles in mansex

6/7/20: Pride faces:

Pride faces

body types and roles in mansex

6/23/20: For Alan Turing:

For Alan Turing

Turing’s sufferings for his homosexuality

6/29/20: Spilled his seed on the ground:

Spilled his seed on the ground

attitudes towards masturbation; masturbation in gay social life

7/10/20: Hiding homosexuality: JCL;

Hiding homosexuality: JCL

J.C. Leyendecker’s illustrations dripping with scarcely concealed homoeroticism

7/17/20: Buttocks display

Buttocks display

the male buttocks as objects of sexual desire

7/18/20: Buttocks IV: cake(s) and ale:

Buttocks IV: cake(s) and tail

life in the closet; open secrecy

8/1/20: Switzerland at your service:

Switzerland at your service

sexual massage for gay men

8/16/20: The three Ds: debased, degraded, and decaden:

The three Ds: debased, degraded, and decadent

dildos, casual sex

9/1/20: The brokini:

The brokini

casual sex

9/7/20: Le Male, the men’s fragrance:

Le Male, the men’s fragrance

homoeroticism; drag and camp; sailors and sodomy

9/19/20: Marrow among the courgettes:

Marrow among the courgettes

gay playfulness; Kenneth Williams and gay shame

9/23/20: Great progress, grave threat:

Great progress, grave threat

acceptance of lgbt people, threats of demonization

9/23/20: Feeling more one-headed:

Feeling more one-headed

effeminacy, fagginess, gay presentations of self, masculinity

10/22/20: humongous:


cruising and its customers

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