New kinds of faggot.
Gay slang words not only come from insults and disqualifications that different societies have been created with the passage of time, but also have their origin in the own LGBT groups. This is the case of the Thai word คิง (pronounced khing), which is a phonetic adaptation of the English word "king".
Its most likely origin is the word "queen", widely used in the gay scene to call the very effeminate gays, with airs and graces and usually accompanied by a court of followers. In Thailand and other parts of the world, gay men with male attitude can be called king. Some reports indicate that was in the United States, back in the '60s, when it started to use the word "King" to refer to masculine gay men, also to refer to the top gay men and even to call lesbians. The king, a seemingly confident man, by the power that gives his physical, may be accompanied or not by court, but certainly many people get behind him in gay bars.
In the illustration of the word คิง we used cards, the King of Hearts with a large spear. It's interesting how new types of faggot generate new words, different from those of another era, in which a gay was almost a woman, according patriarchy, a coward and incapable person. However, this was not always so. The History tells us of men, kings and emperors, who loved other men, in peace and in war, with astonishing normality, men we are talking about, not because they are reference or an example to follow, but because they help us understand how homosexuality is socially constructed from a flexible feature of our species, the Sexual Plasticity. In the past, homosexual behavior also occurred frequently, but there were'nt homosexuals.
Feminine gays and masculine gays. Camp gays and no camp gays. Queens and Kings. How gays become camp? Why the association between gay and women? Why the association between lesbian and man? Why a gay men was not a male person before and now they are?
Exercise 1: make 8 pairs with a word of each group.
a)Woman, gay, boy, queen, man, lesbian, girl, คิง
b)Hard, pink, hot, pussy, soft, blue, cold, tail
Story behind drawing about this in our blog post SEXUAL PLASTICITY (in spanish)