Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the words and acronyms that are used to describe the, um, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, etc. community. But this morning I found a helpful guide for the letter I fall under — "L".
Titled "A Dictionary for All Things Lesbian," writer Anna Pulley for AfterEllen.com comes up with some great words that I think are worth sharing. Of course, they are words for the women-who-love-women, crowd.
Here are some of my favorites:
‘A Dictionary for All Things Lesbian’ clears up some fuzzy words
• USA Gay: Someone who is really, obviously gay. Johnny Weir in a fur muff, ice skating to Lady Gaga gay. Can be shortened to just USGay.
• Malesbian: Usually a well-meaning but somewhat creepy straight guy who thinks he is a lesbian because he listens to Ani DiFranco and went to a “Take Back the Night” rally once.
• Beersexual: A gurl who will make out or sleep with another grrrl only while under the influence. Found often in reality television shows, in sororities, and in rare cases, Nick Lachey’s above-ground swimming pool.