Recently, Managing Editor Rachel Kincaid asked our team: Literally just what’s the gayest sign, and why? Maybe this requires a paragraph of explanation and examples; maybe you think you can make your point self-evident in brief. Don’t overthink it, just tell me what the gayest zodiac sign is!
And so our team obviously obliged.
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya, Managing Editor
The gayest sign is Gemini. Am I saying that because I’m a Gemini? Maybe so. But I’m also saying it because the mere concept of celestial twins screams gay. We are talkative (gay), charming (gay), and flirty (gay). Also, our season starts in May, which you’ll note rhymes with “gay.” Also every single Gemini I know is a good dancer. Put a gaggle of Geminis in a room, and drama+chaos will promptly ensue. Put a gaggle of queers in a room, and drama+chaos will promptly ensue. I rest my case.
Drew Gregory, Writer
The air signs are the three gayest signs. And while the obvious answer for number one would be Gemini, the actual answer is Libra.
Go ahead. Try to name a straight Libra. I’m waiting. Hmm okay. Are you sure that name you just said is straight? Yeah, didn’t think so.
Libras are fun and flirty and misunderstood. That is what? Gay. And they are sensitive. Also gay. Libras are best known for seeing all sides sometimes to a fault. Gay gay gay. As gay people we are outcasts and that changes our morality and causes us to look at the world in new ways. Or at least it should!
Oh a Libra broke your heart? Oh well. A Libra broke my heart last year. What did I do? I started dating another Libra. Because I’d rather risk heartbreak from the gayest sign than be bored.
To quote Adore Delano, “I’m a fucking Libra.” Except I’m not. I’m just a Capricorn with good taste who is always right.
Heather Hogan, Senior Writer + Editor
For gayest zodiac sign may i please submit the answer of: Scorpio
With the explanation of:
Meg: I feel deeply seen and also very attacked, thank you Heather Hogan.
Drew: This Scorpio collage has SEVERAL Capricorns IMO.
Heather: It’s a thin line.
Drew: Okay maybe not several. But I’m claiming Emma and Leila since their actors are Caps.
Valerie: This is the best collage I’ve ever seen regardless of accuracy.
Ro White, Sex & Dating Editor
Taurus is the gayest sign! Taurus people are pleasure-seekers. They love love. They love comfort. They pursue a degree of extravagance that often feels campy. A Taurus is a champion U-Hauler who wants to smell your hair, and there’s nothing gayer than that.
Sally Neate, Writer
Representing the people that know nothing about astrology, I would say Gemini. I know that’s the twins but what if they’re not ACTUALLY twins and it’s a cosmic case of where they’re really girlfriends and everyone’s been saying “you must be sisters, right?” for all of eternity.
Carmen Phillips, Editor-in-Chief
For sure the gayest zodiac sign is Cancer. What are gays known for, being overly emotional and dramatic? The Cancer calling card. Oh what’s that about queer chosen family? No one builds or keeps a family together like a Cancer. I heard you like to put on Mitski or Meshell Ndegeocello and cry into your pillowcase, do you what season is perfect for such emotion? CANCER SEASON. Cancers are best known for caretaking their friends (gay), having too many feelings that require processing (gaaaaay), being hormonal (gay), and resting bitch face (gay gay gay).
I realize that at least 90% of what I know about astrology is from memes on Instagram, but from those memes I have learned that Cancers have a bad rep! No one likes our season, people find it tiresome to date us, and we always get the worst tv/film characters in those sun/moon/rising memes! But being hated on for no reason while minding your own business is yet again another gay trait. So your honor, I rest my case.
Valerie Anne, Writer
I think every bisexual I know is a Scorpio, and also they almost all embody my favorite “hard façade, squishy heart” trait, which also is a trait that is inherently gay. So Scorpios get my vote.
Nicole Hall, A+ & Fundraising Director
So, to not-quite-follow the prompt, Aquarius is the QUEEREST sign. Is it a water sign? No. It’s an air sign, but with water elements because Aquarius doesn’t have to be just one thing because Aquarius is Queer. I once had the immense honor of working for an incredible Aquarius who lived in the museum she founded. She had a sign on her door that read “There are no rules.” Aquarian intelligence is knowing that the rules are very much a construct and that is queer. It just is. Also, while the Autostraddle senior team is overrun by air signs (4 of us!), 2 of those are Aquarius. The stats just don’t lie here.
Meg Jones Wall, Writer
Scorpio. An example from Autostraddle’s Slack:
stef: we are for sure the gayest zodiac sign because of all the yearning and brooding
it’s baked in
meg: obsessions with sex and death? a deep penchant for secretive longing and revenge? it writes itself
add the black [clothing ] and the sulking and we win
stef: it doesn’t feel like we win but
we win something
meg: the prize is probably just more self-loathing and imposter syndrome
what a day
stef: ugh do we even deserve it
meg: shit you’re right
Vanessa Friedman, Community Editor
Unfortunately the gayest zodiac sign is Gemini. I don’t want this to be true anymore than you do, but it is what it is, my loves. Is it because they love to gossip, is it because they throw the best parties, is it because they’re messy and dramatic, is it because they always look so hot seemingly so effortlessly, is it because they love deep diving trivia and impressing you with weird tiny facts about the thing you happen to be most interested in but then lose interest in you as a person at an alarming speed? REALLY HARD TO SAY. But I think I’ve made my case, and also, if you’re a Gemini, plz always feel free to call me. You’re bad for me but I’m down, because who can say no to the gayest sign in the zodiac. Certainly not me and my own Gemini moon, xo.
Riese Bernard, CEO
Gemini, because gays love chaos.