“You, my friend, are a gaycist.”
This remains one of the best lines from Happy Endings, an ABC sitcom that ran from 2011 to 2013. Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) has set up Max (Adam Pally) on a date with a gay co-worker named Franklin.
“I thought you guys would’ve had a good time,” Brad says, innocently, over a video game. “I mean, you’re both …”
Gay. It’s a misstep many gay people are familiar with, even from our most well-meaning friends. You’ll love him—he’s gay! (As a general rule, hearing this predisposes me not to like the homosexual in question, if only to prove a point.) It’s the sort of comment that would be deeply offensive if it weren’t so naive…
It’s a non-starter, if only because it contains the word ‘cis,’ that is becoming more and more common.
When I first saw the title, I thought it had something to do with ‘cis’.
‘Cis’ means identifying with the gender one was born with (assuming the person was not born ambiguous, as a few are).
The latest craze is for transgenders to complain about a ‘cis’ problem: one could well be gay and still be strongly ‘cis.’