|Ham Steven and Roger of Phoenix Arizona & their 12 adopted kids. Source|
I was talking with a friend who made reference to the children of a gay couple as “Gaybies” and my initial visceral reaction was “errrrrrrr”? I’m not sure how to feel about that term. It comes off as a bit derogatory and as if they’re illegitimate. I looked it up and it’s in the Urban Dictionary and it’s used in pop culture. Not all people consider it an epithet.
ABC.com did a story about the GayBy Baby Boom in 2009 and also said the offsprings of gay couples call themselves affectionately “gaybies” or “queer spawn.” There is even a Facebook group. Some have “blogged” on the issue. Late night talk show comedians have referenced it, albeit ones in India.
I think the “Gaybies” of the world need to send the world a memo and let us know if that is really a cool term or not. Thanks!