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Expanding the LGBTQ Conversation
May 14 2014 9:09 AM

Ask a Homo: Living for the Lisp

Welcome back to "Ask a Homo," Outward's no-judgement answer service for all your questions on LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. This week, Bryan Lowder con-sth-iders the li-sth-p and other elements of the "stereotypical gay manner of speaking"—and honey, it's just fabulous! 

If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, this is your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to slateoutward@gmail.com, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.

J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate associate editor and the editor of Outward. He covers life, culture, and LGBTQ issues.