36016 / 50000 words. 72% done!
Meanwhile, does anyone know the slang term for gays in 1930s America? It is vital that I know this. *serious face*Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
The terms fag, faggot, fagola, and faggy have been in use since the 1920s in relation to gays in the US.
Also in the 1920s, the word "benny" was slang for a homosexual in the US.
Since the 1930s, "gear" has been used as slang for gay. (WTF? Is that how queer came about? A perversion of the already perverted slang term?)
"Fruit" and all its CRAZY unfunny derivations: standing in for gay since the 1900s.
"Homo" since the 1920s. HOMIE since the 1940s. Originally, homies were gays who wore expensive sportswear. Oh, rap culture. You're so queer without even trying.
"Nance" since the '20s, from the 19th century use of "nancy."
"Pansy" from 19th century to the '20s.
Ah: "queer" or "QUEERVERT" since the 1910s. WTF, 1910?
Well, that was educational.