Sunday, June 29, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Bent"

"Bent" - A term used within the U.K. as a slang for homosexuals. It also means predisposition, abnormal or unorthodox behavior. Of late the term has been reclaimed and many groups and publications proudly use the term "Bent" as a source of gay pride.

5 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

It also is a wonderful play.

Larry said...

I always say "Get 'bent' for Lent!"

Queers United said...

LoL I am sure the Vatican approves Larry!

phd in yogurtry said...

I very much appreciate your WOD posts. Just so you know : ) I've heard of "bent" but didn't know exactly what it meant in this context.

Queers United said...

phd thanks for the positive feedback! im glad you like it and i will def continue to try and provide some new interesting queer vocab.

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