Is It Offensive for Straight Women to Talk About Their “Girl Crush”? (Video.)

Outward
Expanding the LGBTQ Conversation
Aug. 13 2014 10:14 AM

Ask a Homo: Girl Crush

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Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. Today, we consider the implications of the phrase “girl crush”: Is it a sneaky way for straight women to establish their heterosexual bona fides, or is it a straightforward expression of admiration?

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.

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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

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