10 formerly derogatory words LGBTQs have reclaimed as our own

​Slurs can be hurtful. When we use them as a term of endearment or twist the concepts, wereclaim our terms, remove their power, and shift their meanings in our favor. Here are our top ten.

 

Fairy (top photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyke

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Flamers

Queer

 

Queen

Homo

 

Fruit Fly

 

Lipstick Lesbian

 

Pansy

 

Femme

 

 

This article originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue below: