LGBTQ* “Signs” from Our Past
"Vulva Hands" — A gesture of lesbian solidarity which was popular during the 1980s. It is believed that the gesture originated at the women’s peace camps at Greenham Common (England) and then spread to the USA. It is also the American Sign Language sign for “vagina.”
Photo Above: Two forefingers, touching downward, and two thumbs, joined at the top, form a triangle. *For the sign of lesbian identity, the hands are held over the head in the air.
Photo Source: WikiMedia
LGBTQ* Humor, Politics and ASL
Lily Allen’s “*#&@ You” signed by Mister Chase
(including political commentary on a Mario platform)
*** Want to extend additional shout out to Picked Scab, who has also posted this video today. Happy to be a fellow “Brain Twin” with you today!
LGBTQ* What’s Your Sign?
ASL - American Sign Language - Signs for LGBTQ* Words
Lesbian - make a ”L” (same as the letter “L” in sign) rest it on your chin.
Gay- using your thumb and pointer finger (creating the symbol for the letter “g” in ASL), touch the base of your chin. —The letter “g” below.
(note: tugging one’s earlobe can also be used as slang for gay)
Bisexual - Make a “G” hand shape (like above) that starts at your chin, and brushes upwards towards the top of your head.
Transgender - the ASL for transgender seems to shift from area to area, having its own slang/signs within the community. Many people finger spell FTM or MTF.
I Love You - hand shape for the combined letters, ”I” “L” and ”Y”