Author Archives: The Social Justice and Action Committee of the Pride Collective at UBC, including Yulanda, Syr and Korey

Social Justice Synonyms #17: “Dyke” and “Fag”

Filed under Queer Issues, Social Justice Synonyms, Trans Issues   ·   February 27th, 2015   ·   0 comments

The words “fag” and “dyke” are both words that carry a history of violence – emotional, verbal, and physical – against folks perceived as QUILTBAG. They’re words that have been, and continue to be used to remind people when they are enacting gender or sexuality in ways seen as ‘deviant’ according to social norms, which […]