Fag in popular culture
Meaning of the word Fag
Fag is a term for a homosexual. This word has been used for centuries with the same derogatory meaning towards homosexual males. It could be used for females too, but is typically aimed at men. The term found popularity in the 1970s and 80s counter cultures and slowly made it into mainstream use. The word fag has fallen into and out of favour in social spaces over the decades.
Common usage for the word Fag
It’s common to hear this word used for banter or slang amongst younger men, for example,
"Oi you, no fags allowed here."
“Hey you fag”
Reclamation of the word Fag
In the 2000s the word fell out of favour and was seen as quite a negative word amongst homosexual males and others of the LGBTQ community. In recent years there is a uprising in the number of people that are looking to reclaim the word and use it as a positive affirmation. The use of the word still remains contentious.
Use Of The Word Fag In FagLife.com
The word fag is used extensively and continuously throughout the site.