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gaydar

slang The supposed ability to distinguish that someone is homosexual. A portmanteau of "gay" and "radar." A: "Chelsea, don't ask that guy out, he's clearly gay!" B: "Really? Dang, my gaydar must be broken right now."

gaydar

n. the remarkable sense that allows someone to spot gay people. (Word play.) Looks like he picked up somebody on his gaydar.
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(One recent study, a graduate thesis by Heather Giovanini entitled "An Analysis of Gay/Lesbian Instructor Identity in the Classroom" [2008], argues that instructor disclosure is unnecessary because "students can just tell"--which, on the surface, would appear to conclude what we are here arguing; however, the thesis study misidentifies gaydar by conflating it with other forms of coded disclosure, as noted above.) It is important to note that those who claim not to disclose because they make it obvious, are in fact disclosing; gaydar, and the subtle signals it detects, are not synonymous with an individual's reading stereo-typical or deliberately voiced or exhibited markers of GLQ identity.
QSoft said the service will be launched in the UK initially, to the 1.1m subscribers of Gaydar.co.uk, with a view to introducing it in Australia and Continental Europe next year.
On the first page of the book he announces that his gaydar is infallible, that he can Spot'Em: "Knowing [a man's] occupation and observing him briefly and superficially [is] sufficient, together, for me to guess confidently" that he was a sissy as a boy, is now gay-identified, and may well soon get gender reassignment surgery.
The key to this success is three-fold, explains Gaydar. First, all storage was consolidated into a single, central location.
His admissions statements to Western Cape high court of facts he is not disputing show he went on to use Gaydar three times between November 15 and November 16 - each session was for nearly an hour.
You'll also receive two free CDs on exit, mixed by Simon Baker, Simon H, Corey & Gary H (Gaydar radio).
On a gay website called Gaydar, Mr Bryant used the code name Alfa101.
MOST of us really have developed "gaydar" and can tell a person's sexuality with just a fleeting glance, researchers say.
Carlsen told Snaresbrook Crown Court that Boy George, born as George Alan O'Dowd, had contacted the younger man on the Gaydar website for a nude photo shoot at his flat to which the latter had agreed.
Even if you're not there's a good opportunity for a bit of social networking on July 17 with the local Gaydar night.
Norwegian Auden Karlson, 28, said he met O'Dowd on website Gaydar and claimed he went to his flat to pose for photographs.
Affectionately referred to as "gaydar" by gays and straights alike, that special sense that tells you if someone is gay or not is actually a real and necessary trait, according to a study conducted by gay 24-year-old Harvard graduate William Lee Adams.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, our favorite baby butch from The Killing, (currently kicking butt on Arrow) is back on our gaydar with her new genderqueer role on House of Lies
So much for gaydar, then, because it turns out that the strapping hunk just has eyes for one person - and that's sullen Aaron.
Earlier Snaresbrook Crown Court had heard that George had contacted Carlsen on the Gaydar website and during the first shoot the pair had taken cocaine together.