Being of a femme-ish presentation (more tomboy, or just ‘gamer,’ really), I am assumed to be straight by nearly all of the people I meet. This is annoying, though something I’m unfortunately quite used to. A recent internet white rabbit hunt had me reading about femme flagging using colored nail polish, and thence to the hanky code and other sartorial signals historically or currently used to communicate messages about sexuality. It kinda made me wish I didn’t hate nail polish so much.
Do you deliberately flag anything about your identity or preferences, and if so, how? Do you frequently see others doing so? How do you feel about these sorts of signals?
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