LGBTQ* Slangs, Terms and Sayings
“Science Experiment”: Term for a person’s first queer* experience with another member of the LGBTQ* community who has had previous experience. The term is used within the community both negatively and positively.
“Chemist”: A self-identified person in the LGBTQ* community who often has relationships/experiences with individuals who have never been with someone who identifies on the LGBTQ* spectrum. A chemist is usually known for short term relationships/experiences with individuals. Sometimes chemists are referred to as a “safety.”