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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Opinion: Justin Thomas' use of homophobic slur shows how far sports still has to go
20 Homophobic Things Straight People Still Say By Accident
It has been used in various languages since the early 20th century as a means by which members of the LGBT community identify themselves and speak in code with brevity and speed to others. Because of sodomy laws and threat of prosecution due to the criminalization of homosexuality , LGBT slang has served as an argot or cant , a secret language and a way for the LGBT community to communicate with each other publicly without revealing their sexual orientation to others. During the first seven decades of the 20th century, a specific form of Polari was developed by gay men and lesbians in urban centres of the United Kingdom within established LGBT communities. Although there are differences, contemporary British gay slang has adopted many Polari words. Slang is ephemeral.
Justin Thomas’ apology for anti-gay slur falls short
Faggot , often shortened to fag , is a usually pejorative term used primarily to refer to gay men and boys. The of use of fag and faggot has spread from the United States to varying extents elsewhere in the English-speaking world especially the UK through mass culture, including film, music, and the internet. The American slang term is first recorded in , the shortened form fag shortly after, in The word faggot has been used in English since the late 16th century as an abusive term for women, particularly old women,  and reference to homosexuality may derive from this,   as female terms are often used with reference to homosexual or effeminate men cf. The application of the term to old women is possibly a shortening of the term "faggot-gatherer," applied in the 19th century to people, especially older widows, who made a meager living by gathering and selling firewood.
Linton Weeks. What is the Fa-word, you ask? It's a six-letter, two-syllable term that starts with the letters fa and rhymes with maggot. It's not to be confused with the F-word.