Thursday, April 9, 2009

Word of the Gay: "Wannabe"

A "wannabe" is a self proclaimed straight man who is interested in gay culture, and is heavily involved in the gay community.

10 comments:

The Angry Fag said...

I thought that was Metrosexual.

But anyways, now you put the Spice Girls in my head.

Anonymous said...

This only applies to men?

Word Geek said...

I think there's a tragic-self-denial-closetcase - wannabe - metrosexual continuum. My boss is firmly entrenched at one end but sees himself as being at the other. I'll let you guess which way around...

Queers United said...

anon this term only applies to a straight man, there probably is a term out there for straight women.

WhiteDwarfStar said...

Is "wannabe" meant as an insult? Because it certainly reads like one.

Anonymous said...

I've never met a wannabe, although I am sure they are very interesting. Why would a straight man want to be involved with gay men?

Queers United said...

I think it can be used as a harmless joke, "your with us gays so much ur just a wannabe" kind of thing.

libhom said...

I have a straight friend who jokes about starting a change ministry to make himself and others gay.

Anonymous said...

That's cute...
I love to learn your new words :)

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

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Some of us wannabes find gay culture the only place they can fit in. I know being a straight 28 yo male feminist, it's hard as hell to find other men to be friends with. The result? My friend core is pretty much exclusively lesbian and gay men, with a few straight women thrown in the mix.

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