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590                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.
            III. Eyewitness Illustrations

            Drummer  wasn’t  Queen’s Quarterly with its “Queen’s Vernacular.” New words were
            required to describe the new way gays were.  For specifics on the “outing of language”
            in Drummer, see in this book “Homomasculinity: Framing Keywords of Queer Popular
            Culture in Drummer Magazine” from the 2005 Queer Keyword Conference, Dublin, Ire-
            land. To shock and defuse “touchy” language, Fritscher provocatively headlined a feature
            on the cover of Drummer 24 with the forbidden word fag:  “We Abuse Fags!” Vis-a-vis the
            S&M keywords words slave and boy, which also happen to be racist words, see Drummer
            174, “The Slavery of Words,” by Graylin Thornton who wrote as Mr. Drummer 1993 and
            an African-American. For thirty years, Fritscher’s coinages and chronicling of gay words
            have funneled gay lingua franca into mainstream linguistics collections. More than twenty
            examples of gay language are quoted directly from his Some Dance to Remember, the com-
            panion book to his Gay San Francisco: Eyewitness Drummer, in the encyclopedic The New
            Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, authors Tom Dalzell and Terry
            Victor, New York: Routledge, 2005.

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