Heard About These Popular Gay Slangs – Inspired by the Animal Kingdom?

Heard About These Popular Gay Slangs – Inspired by the Animal Kingdom?

LGBTQ+ Slangs, LGBTQ+ speak or Gay Slangs are slang lexicons that are used among LGBTQ+ people.

Used in various languages since the early 20th Century as a means by which members of the LGBT community identify themselves and speak in code with brevity and speed to others.

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Due to the threat and threat of prosecution due to the criminalization of Homosexuality, LGBTQ+ slang has served as an argot or cant, a secret language and a way for the LGBT community to communicate with each other publicly without revealing their sexual orientation to others.

Other Languages

1.African Language:

Gayle (or Gail) is a gay argot or cant slang used primarily by English- and Africans-speakers in urban South Africa. It is similar in some respects to Polari in the United Kingdom, from which some of its lexical items have been borrowed.

2. Japanese:

Although many slang words used in modern Japan are loanwords from American English, many native Japanese slang words remain in Japan’s LGBT community.


Bahasa Binan (or Bahasa Bencong) is a distinctive Indonesian speech variety originating from the gay community. It has several regular patterns of word-formation, well-documented in both speech and writing.

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It is colorful, witty, and humorous, with vocabularies derived from popular culture and regional variations.

For generations, the LGBTQ+ community has found unique ways to communicate. For better or worse, that language is becoming mainstream.

Gay Slangs are originated due to necessity. Gay men wanted to speak in public without revealing their sexuality. Over the years gay slang has been evolved and sometimes it gets tough to keep up as well.

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Also Read: Do You Know What These LGBTQIA+ Terms Mean?

Here are the queer creatures in the animal kingdom and the explanation to each of them:


In the gay community, bulls are bodybuilders that weigh between 215 and 300 pounds. They are not necessarily part of the bear community and usually herd together as a bull might in its natural environment.

These men are big, strong and have muscles you didn’t even know existed.

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A pup is a gay male who is fairly young—we’re talking late teens to early 20s more or less. Pups are known for their lack of experience in the gay world. As well as for being naïve, energetic, and cute.

They may have similar body types to twinks. However, pups usually are super new to the gay world whereas twinks are not.

They also share some similarities with cubs, pups are uninvolved in the bear community. And in all likelihood, do not even know this community exists.

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A bisexual person, usually though not always female, who is willing to join an existing couple, often with the presumption that this person will date and become sexually involved with both members of that couple, and not demand anything or do anything that might cause problems or inconvenience to that couple.

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4. The Twink and the Twunks:

In gay terms, twinks are younger, slim men with minimal body hair and no hair on the face. They’re usually between 18 and the mid-’20s, give or take a few years. A wrap on the twink is that many think the world revolves around them.

Twunks are a more muscular version of twinks, and some have assigned feminine and masculine characteristics to twunks. For example, sugar twunk describes an affectionate twunk.

5. The Gym Bunny:

Gym bunnies are native to both straight and gay worlds. They can be any age but are usually younger than 50. Gym bunnies spend time working on their physique. And as a result are muscular and sculpted.

They work out to create a physique others will notice and look at. Gym bunnies are mostly at the beach, and they are typically considered pretty.

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6. The Cub:

The term cub describes a younger (or younger-looking) male who is usually husky or heavier in body type and is almost always hairy. While many cubs have a beard, it is not a requirement to fit this category since body hair and huskiness are the dominant features for this gay descriptor.

Cubs are partnered with bears in passive relationships or with other cubs, and sometimes be considered an apprentice to a bear.

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Pigs are more focused on sex than anything else. Moreover into kinkier and somewhat seedier sexual practices.

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8. The Wolf:

Semi-hairy, muscular, lean, attractive, and sexually aggressive, wolves are sometimes are a part of the larger bear community or on the bear spectrum.

Subgroups of wolves can be found in aging wolves, which are gay men with wolf-like features that are starting to turn a bit gray.

And then there are full-on silver or gray wolves, which describe an older wolf with gray or white facial and body hair.

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Gay men often use descriptive terms to identify and label other men within the wider gay community. However, you’ve heard of some of these labels, like jock,  bear, cub, and wolf.

How many times have you approached your friends and asked them – What am I? Which group do I fall into? And What does Wolf even mean?


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