Gay-2-Zee: A Dictionary of Sex, Subtext, and the Sublime

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Macmillan, May 30, 2006 - Reference - 235 pages
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If you've ever wanted to know the origins of the gay meaning of the word "pansy," the slang term "Twink(ie)," or the phrase, "Mary, don't ask," then  girlfriend, you're in luck. Gay-2-Zee is the absolute go-to-guide (don't call us anything as dull as a dictionary) for all things said from a queer perspective. Lavishly illustrated in two-color throughout, Gay-2-Zee explores the gay dialect in twenty-six sections (one for each letter of the alphabet) with entries that include definitions, provenance and which section of the gay community is most likely to use the term.  Gay-2-Zee compellingly makes the case that language, especially a vernacular born out of secret, coded communication, can tell a provocative and enlightening tale of turmoil, compassion and fortitude of the history of homosexuals -- all done with plenty of laughs.
  

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In this dictionary of gender and sexuality, Reuter defines words that are sexual, political, playful, hateful and everyday, all brought together under the umbrella of "queer vernacular" or "gayspeak ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

\Donald F. Reuter has served as creative/art director, designer, illustrator and author on a number of highly praised books including two New York Times bestsellers, Making Faces and Face Forward, both with the late makep artist Kevin Aucoin. He has also written, edited and designed the books Heartthrob, Shirtless and Gaydar. He lives in New York, NY.

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