What does ambisextrous mean? These 12 queer terms are in the dictionary now.What the heck is "hodop
Dictionary.com recently added a slew of new LGBTQ-related terms to its lexicon. While the website worked with GLAAD to make English more queer-inclusive, the newly-added words may be unfamiliar to some readers.
So to help, we’ve defined a dozen of the new terms and provided examples to help keep your tongue queer and up-to-date – and we threw in a bonus word just for fun.
(JB Comments: If you feel sexual and romantic attraction towards others then you are NOT asexual - makes no sense at all... )
ace (noun, adjective) – An abbreviation for asexual. As a general word, ace also has the connotation of one capable of mastering expertise on their own or of standing out from the crowd as a maverick.
( BORING ... You just want to stand out and be seen as different which is ultimately boring. )
ambisextrous (adjective) – A slang term that can alternately mean bisexual, the state of being attracted to two or more genders; unisex, being used by or suitable for any gender; or having characteristics shared by male and female genders (especially sexual characteristics). For example: “Pat is pretty ambisextrous. They date men and women and they also look great in tight dresses or tailored tuxedos.”
( oh please...another silly label )
biromantic (adjective) – Relating to people who are romantically attracted to more than one gender. This is different from “bisexual” because a person can feel romantically attracted to someone — that is, desiring a more intimate emotional connection — without necessarily desiring physical, erotic, or sexual gratification.
( So a friend then... someone you are fond of without it being sexual. )
deadname (noun, verb) – The previous name of someone who has changed that name, especially the pre-transition first name of a transgender person. Deadname can also refer to the act of calling a person (especially a trans person) by that person’s previous name, as opposed to their chosen or preferred name. Deadnaming someone is offensive and disrespectful, even when done accidentally or as a joke.
( Get over it. If you change your name and others slip up sometimes and call you the wrong name then get the fuck over it as this was your doing and you expect others to follow along without ever making a mistake... when it is YOU who has changed and now demand extra attention. Fine, mistakes are going to happen and if you get offended, GET OVER IT.)
gender diversity – (noun) Gender identities or expressions that don’t conform to socially defined male or female gender norms. Example: “These new photos have lots of gender diversity: They included non-binary, agender, transgender and genderqueer models.”
( Oh that REALLY explains it well ... clear as mud. )
gender-inclusive – (adjective) Relating to or intended for any gender; gender-neutral. While “gender-neutral” is a term that suggests that one’s gender shouldn’t be a factor in a given circumstance, “gender-inclusive” is a more welcoming term that suggests all genders are invited to take part. For example: “No, that’s not a gender-neutral sauna, it’s a gender-inclusive sauna! Don’t you feel more welcome?”
( Oh please. A sauna is usually men only or women only - PERIOD. )
gender reveal – (noun, adjective) Public disclosure of the gender of an unborn baby by the soon-to-be parent or parents. Gender reveals often occur through cakes made with pink or blue filling, parties where parents presume gender based on their fetus’ sonar-imaged genitals, or by detonating deadly pipe bombs that kill family members and burn down 10,000-acre forests. The creator of gender reveal parties has told people, “Stop having these stupid parties. For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid’s penis. No one cares but you.”
hodophobia (noun) – Not to be confused with “homophobia,” which is an aversion or hostility to, disdain for, or fear of gay sexual orientation or gay people, “hodophobia” actually refers to an irrational or disproportionate fear of traveling.
As we know most homophobia comes from scared gay men living the lie -= or living in denial - as any straight man who is afraid of gay men - ask yourself WHY ? Unless his inner fear is that he might be gay himself., Any straught man who is completely at ease with his sexuality will not be homophobic as he knows his inner truths and knows that is and what is not the case in question. Homophobes are queer themselves - just living in fear.
MeToo (noun, adjective, verb) – A social media hashtag and solidarity movement in which survivors publicly recount incidents of sexual harassment and assault to demonstrate the prevalence of such abuse. Kevin Spacey was one of the first gay celebrities to be MeTooed after gay actor Anthony Rapp publicly accused him of attempted statutory rape.
Pride (noun, adjective) – A celebration of a specific minority group and affirmation of equal rights for members of that community. One can attend their local Pride or wear some colorful Pride gear, but when uncapitalized, “pride” merely refers to one’s own sense of self-value or their conceitedly inflated ego.