10 formerly derogatory words and slurs LGBTQs reclaim as our own

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

Fairy, Faerie (top photo)

Dyke

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Flamers

Queer

Queen

Homo

Fruit Fly

Lipstick Lesbian

Pansy

Femme

This feature appeared in Q ATLus magazine. Read the full issue online here:

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