What’s The Gayest Zodiac Sign?

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. Please share your answers in the comments!


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.


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.


Gemini, because gays love chaos.



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38 Comments

  1. The gayest zodiac sign is your own or that of your crush. The straightest zodiac sign is that of a het person who wronged you. The most problematic sign is that of your Ex–the ex of exes, and now that sign signifies everything bad in the world. The most [insert adjective]est sign is the sign of whoever your mind conjures when you think of that adjective.

  2. I instinctively thought Gemini, then felt like I was just being self-centered, but as a person who knows 4 other gay women who share my birthday (three of us on the same date!) and several other queer Geminis and who also felt deeply exposed by Vanessa’s take here…I really don’t see any other signs coming close. Absolutely unfortunate and absolutely true.

    I do love the Scorpio collage though (even though Denise gives me big big Aquarius energy and Sophie Moore, loml, is an earth sign)!

  3. I can’t believe not ONE fire sign was named in this discussion. This is aries erasure. Let me count the ways aries is gay; tough exterior marshmellow feels (gay), burning with passion and totally clueless (gayy), wants to save the world but also just wants to have fun (gay gay gayyy).
    also, an aries is both a princess and a warrior-> thus a princess warrior ->thus xena -> thus GAYYY.

  4. I would say that Cancers are the gayest sign. I’m a cancer myself and i’m LGBTQ. Also, Cancer starts DURING pride month and the overall personality of a cancer matches. Other than that. Gemini is also gay.

  5. I recall once reading long ago that Aries was the most “masculine” sign, & that female Aries people were typically “unconventional”. The idea struck a chord with me, though I didn’t fully understand the implications for me personally at the time. That is, until 2017 at the age of 44, I came out as a non binary transmasculine. Never have I felt so happy or right as when wearing a suit, rocking an undercut, & just being my proudly unconventional self. So, I’m not saying that Aries is the gayest sign or anything…but I’m interested to find out if it’s one that tends towards masc – leaning queer folk. Also have moon in Taurus, Cancer ascendant, Mars & Jupiter in Aquarius, Saturn in Gemini, & Uranus & Pluto in Libra. So all that sounds pretty gay!

  6. Being Gemini is amazing though your emotions vary and can be overwhelming because half of us want to scream and the other half wants to laugh and smile. A Lot has people have ranked us as the gayest which I can’t argue with being a pan Gemini and all the Geminis I know being gay as well.

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