We're well past the painful period when many names were thrust, sometimes cruelly, upon gay people. Now that gay people are a part of our society they need good nicknames just like everyone else. Fortunately, there's a wealth of fun sources for them. Usually, they come from occupations, characters, physical characteristics, name abbreviation or modification, past actions or incidents, fictional character, gestures, and mannerisms, interests and hobbies, and more.
Gay: A cheerful name derived from the French term meaning "merry," "happy," or "joyful." It's also gender neutral and a cute nickname for a guy. Gabriel Byrne is an example.
Faggot/Fag: A derogatory term used to describe someone who is non-heteronormative, sometimes adopted affirmatively by gay men to refer to themselves. Often spelled Faghag.
Pris: A sexy, smoky, and sensual gay man who's a total catch. It's a term filtered down from Paris Is Burning and RuPaul's Drag Race to every slim and possibly athletic guy on TikTok.
Gold Star Gay: A gay man who has never had sex with a woman and has a certain set of sexual anatomy (e.g., 46-inch thighs, XX phenotype, larger breasts, and fine body hair). Apparently it's a status that requires a great deal of patience.
There are plenty of athletes with suggestive names who elicit a tee-hee-hee response from both straight and gay sports fans. But, if you want a real mind melt, check out the NFL player with the most suggestive name of all time: General Booty.