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Noun1.shirtlifter - a homosexual manshirtlifter - a homosexual man      
closet queen - a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation
fag, faggot, fagot, poof, poove, pouf, nance, queer, fairy, pansy, queen - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
gay, homo, homophile, homosexual - someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
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That latest label came in September 2007 when he was booted off TV programme Hell's Kitchen after calling fellow contestant Brian Dowling "a shirtlifter.
LONGFORD hero Stephen Paisley has insisted his days as a shirtlifter are over.
If I use these phrases around my shirtlifter friends, they don't take offence.