No Longer Fake and Gay

Clown World is now officially “Fake and Same-Gender Loving”. From the 11th edition of the official media reference guide:


(see Terms to Avoid) Outdated clinical term considered derogatory and offensive. The Associated Press, The New York Times, and The Washington Post restrict usage of the term.

Same-Gender Loving

Also known as SGL, this is a term used by some African American people as an Afrocentric alternative to what are considered Eurocentric, or white, identities like gay and lesbian. Coined by activist Cleo Manago in the 1990s, the term and its usage explicitly recognizes the histories and cultures of people of African descent.

Fake and SGL. I like it. How long do you think it will take before “SGL” is considered derogatory and offensive? Sadly, like the once-official term “Afro-American”, I doubt it will ever catch on sufficiently to generate the sufficient rhetorical heat.

But, in the meantime, if you happen to be a self-described gay, lesbian, or homosexual, please be advised that you are now officially a) outdated and b) racist.

It’s so hard to keep up these days!