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Faggot (slang)

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Faggot (or fag) is an insulting term for a homosexual person. It is usually used to refer to gay men. Many people, especially homosexuals, see it as hate speech. Most prefer the term gay, or sometimes queer. Queer has been taken back for use by the LGBTQ+ community, even with the way the word has been used in the past.[1]

Younger people (including LGBT people) often use terms like "gay," "fag," "faggot," and "poofter" as insults towards people that they don't like. This use many times does not actually link the word to homosexuality and is therefore not seen as homophobic by the LGBTQIA+ community.[2]

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  1. "What does queer mean?". Planned Parenthood. 2023. Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  2. Pascoe, C. J. (2013). "Notes on a Sociology of Bullying: Young Men's Homophobia as Gender Socialization". Qed: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking: 87–104. doi:10.14321/qed.0087. Retrieved February 8, 2023.