Khing (คิง)

[Colloquial] It is a transcript of the English word “king”; that refers to a gay man with a straight attitude. Gay slang words not only come from insults and disqualifications that different societies have been created with the passage of time but also have their origin in the own LGBT groups. This is the case of the Thai word คิง (pronounced khing), which is a phonetic adaptation of the English word “king”, a very interesting word to understand the role of referents in the construction of sexual identity. Check our article for the Gay Slang Collection to read more about this word and its implications.

Close-up photograph of a white T-shirt worn by a boy with the Khing drawing, a card, the king of hearts with a great spear.

T-shirt with the Khing drawing. You can purchase it in our online stores. 

Read more: Khing. Gay Dictionary (Thailand).

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