Monday, February 16, 2009

Word of the Gay: "Van Dyke"

"Van Dyke" is a term used when a lesbian is seen sporting a mustache.

8 comments:

T. R Xands said...

Huh, I've seen the term van dyke before but not meaning lesbian sporting a mustache. Interesting!

thehostess said...

made my day, baby...luckily that's the one place that I don't have to shave...yet.

Queers United said...

I have met women with mustaches but I don't think they considered themselves lesbians. I don't think I know any lesbians with mustaches.

Laurie said...

Man...I can understand if they are going
through sex change but if they are just
growing one to do it...I really don't find
it attractive...

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

bridgeout said...

Two words: YIKES!
I agree with Laurie... not attractive to me!

Riverwolf, said...

Hadn't heard this one before--clever!

Anonymous said...

If you look into this weeks issue of the "New Yorker", there is a history of where "Van Dyke" originated. In the late 1970s, thousands of women because utopian separatists, leaving their male-dominated lives behind. Van Dykes, were a roving band of "van-driving vegans who shaved their heads, avoided speaking to men unless they were waiters or mechanics, and lived on the highways of North America for several years, stopping only on Women's Land (as founded by the separatists). The Van dykes were started by Heather Elizabeth (Lamar Van Dyke) and Ange Spaulding.

Anonymous said...

well, we named ourselves Van Dyke because of the obvious...but if it's any consolation, Ange had a perfect "Van Dyke" style beard and moustache that she only grew out once, just to see what it looked like. Caused quite the stir in bathrooms at rest areas. .....Lamar

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