What’s the Tea?: A Glossary of Queer Slang

1988: Drag ball in Harlem, New York City in 1988. © Catherine McGann

In the New York City ballroom scene captured by the iconic film “Paris is Burning”, queer slang was a secret code. Decades later, it’s mainstream. But lots of people who use it now don’t even know where the words came from. Use YR Media’s queer vocabulary glossary to find out.

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