Tag Archives: LGBT


Ballroom/Queer Slang

Main Piece:  The informant provided examples of ballroom slang which are all used in situations with positive connotations: “the category is” “fierce” “werk “that was a serve”“boots” “the house down” “sissy that walk” “work that pussy out” “slay” “queen” “And like another slang trend is assigning everyone feminine pronouns, and even assigning feminine identify to… Continue Reading »

King’s Cup: Drinking Game

Background: DL is a childhood friend of mine who grew up in Long Beach, California before moving up north to attend college in Washington. He a transgender man in his early twenties and lives in an eight-person household with roommates that all identify as LGBTQ+. Context: King’s Cup is one of DL’s favorite drinking games…. Continue Reading »

Cottagecore

An informant explains a growing online lesbian subculture. Text: Informant: Cottagecore is this, typically lesbian, ideal aesthetic where you want to live like in cottage in the woods. It’s very fairy-esque. You bake bread and wear paisley skirts. There’s a lot of gardening, living off the land, being off the grid for the good of… Continue Reading »

Wig Snatching

In LGBT+ communities saying someone or something “snatched your wig” means you’re shocked by whatever happened. It comes from a drag performances where sometimes in more dramatic moments drag queens will literally take off another queen’s wig. Sometimes there can be another wig under the wig, making the whole event entirely premeditated spectacle, but usually the… Continue Reading »

First drink at Stonewall

Main Piece: Many young LGBTQ+ individuals have their first legal or “official” drink at The Stonewall Inn when they turn 21. Context: The informant is half Paraguayan and half American, and she speaks both Spanish and English. Her mother immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult, so the informant is first generation, but the… Continue Reading »