A person who pretends to be gay, particularly as a way of garnering attention; a person who mistakenly believes he or she is gay. Also: faux-mosexual. —adj.
fauxmosexuality n.
Example Citations:
Also, Dominique Purdy steals many scenes as a motormouthed rapper-breakdancer of little talent, Steve Monroe and Michael Fitzgibbon play a pair of hopeless roomies on the make and Mario Diaz stars in the funniest bit as a hetero construction worker who passes himself off as a "fauxmosexual" so he can score with a top-heavy female conquest (Juliette Long) at a gay bar.
—Bill DeLapp, "Selected Shorts," Syracuse New Times, October 3, 2007
Katy Perry kissed a girl, and I didn't like it. The American singer didn't just kiss a girl, she wrote a song about it, sold millions of records and trivialised a pretty serious issue. And did I mention that she's straight?
Pretending to be a lesbian is suddenly cool. ...
Who would have thought? Certainly no one who bought Perry's previous album, a collection of Christian gospel songs she, a daughter of Protestant pastors, released under the name Katy Hudson....
Cue an overnight makeover, some fauxmosexual lyrics, a masterfully manufactured image and behold! A new, improved and, it goes without saying, successful product.
—Tim Duggan, " The dangers of fauxmosexuality: http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/the-dangers-of-fauxmosexuality/2008/10/09/1223145536075.html," Sydney Morning Herald, October 10, 2008
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HeeHeee...you and your faux-mosexuality!
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