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See also: Gay (umbrella term)

The term gay is used for homosexual homoromantic males.

Etymology

The term gay in this specific definition was used an extension of the term which had been used to label individuals who were carefree in their sexual nature prior to the 20th century but only first documented in the 1920s.

Other names

Achillean

The term achilliean is sometimes used in place of gay for homosexual.

Achillean flag

Achillean pride flag.

Bear

The term bear is sometimes used in place of gay for homosexual homoromantic males that are large and stereotypically masculine.

Bear flag

Bear pride flag.

Twink

The term twink is sometimes used in place of gay to describe young homosexual homoromantic males with a slim build and a youthful appearance.

Twink flag

Twink pride flag.