gayby boom

n.
A sharp increase in the number of gay parents, which includes lesbians having babies and same-sex couples adopting children.
Example Citation:
"The trend of gays and lesbians becoming parents has even been dubbed the 'gayby' boom in recent articles about the subject."
— Catherine Gilfether, "Homeosexual parents redefine images of family," The Plain Dealer, December 2, 1995
Earliest Citation:
"But gay leaders have also begun fighting for a slate of family rights including social security, medical benefits, inheritance, child custody and even gay marriage. For a growing number of homosexual men and women, such family concerns are a day-to-day reality: a new generation of gay parents has produced the first-ever 'gayby boom."
— Eloise Salholz, "The Future of Gay America," Newsweek, March 12, 1990
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bull Market Babies — n. Another name for the generation born since 1980. Example Citation: Nearly 80 million baby boomers in their late 30s to mid 50s make up half of the workforce and 70 percent of American management. The next wave of Xers is nearly 40 percent… …   New words

  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere — COLAGE is an organization, created in 1989 by the children of several lesbian and gay male couples who felt a need for support. Though its membership is not necessarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) identified,… …   Wikipedia

  • Brokeback marriage — n. A current or former marriage in which one partner is gay or has had a gay affair. Example Citations: Mrs. Remmele now married to a farmer who raises cattle, corn and soybeans is one of an estimated 1.7 million to 3.4 million American women who …   New words

  • Gay and Lesbian — breeder voyeur Brokeback marriage celesbian cisgender metrosexual fauxmosexual gayborhood gayby …   New words

  • Pregnancy and Parenting — afflufemza alpha mom arsenic hour askable parent baby lag belly cast bio mom birth art …   New words

  • breeder voyeur — (BREE.dur voy.ur vwaw.yur) n. A heterosexual person who attends a gay bar or event in order to observe gay life. Example Citation: These three girls are not the usual visitors to the gay world: jittery straight couples who sit stiffly, clutching… …   New words

  • fertility tourism — n. The practice of traveling to another country for fertility treatments. fertility tourist n. Example Citations: Fertility tourism is booming. It s not just the Italian maverick doctor in Rome who offers to bypass the regulations of the UK s… …   New words

  • gayborhood — n. A neighborhood that is significantly or predominantly gay. Also: gaybourhood. [Blend of gay and neighborhood.] Example Citations: Filled with men in tight leather and revealing undies, this week has been a busy one for Vince Marino. The owner… …   New words

  • gaydar — (GAY.dar) n. An intuitive sense that enables someone to identify whether another person is gay. Example Citations: I think my Gaydar is broken. If you are someone other than a straight female living in Sydney, you may require a translation.… …   New words

  • hasbian — (HAZ.bee.un) n. A former lesbian who is now in a heterosexual relationship. Example Citations: Say that you d only just got used to telling your friends your daughter was a lesbian and do not relish having to inform them that she is now a hasbian …   New words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.