Now, all bets are off.
With the universe of gender and sexual identities expanding, a gay youth culture emerging, acceptance of gays rising and label loyalty falling, the gay lexicon has exploded with scores of new words and blended phrases that delineate every conceivable stop on the identity spectrum at least for this week.
Someone who is "genderqueer," for example, views the gender options as more than just male and female or doesn't fit into the binary male-female system. A "trannydyke" is a transgender person (whose gender is different than the one assigned at birth) attracted to people with a more feminine gender, while a "pansexual" is attracted to people of multiple genders. A "boi" describes a boyish gay guy or a biological female with a male presentation; and "heteroflexible" refers to a straight person with a queer mind-set.
The list of terms which have hotly contested definitions goes on: "FTM" for female to male, "MTF" for male to female, "boydyke," "trannyboy," "trannyfag," "multigendered," "polygendered," "queerboi," "transboi," "transguy," "transman," "half-dyke," "bi-dyke," "stud," "stem," "trisexual," "omnisexual," and "multisexual."
"The language thing is tricky," said Thom Lynch, the director of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center. "I feel sorry for straight people."
Rona Marech, "Nuances of gay identities reflected in new language," The San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2004
Susan Maushart, "Just between Arthur and Martha," Australian Magazine, January 31, 2004
Frank Owen, "Rebels without a lease," The Village Voice, May 7, 1996
I should also mention here that there is a second meaning for heteroflexible that's seen only rarely: a person who is willing to try transvestism and other gender blurring activities:
Blair Golson, 'Flash' party attracts mixture of students at Yale U.," Yale Daily News, April 5, 1999