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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."
"Engels" - like the rest, working under a crafty pseudonym - then accuses me of being a closet Blue before "Tommo's Perm" adds the killer blow: "He looks like a shirtlifter!"
As revealed in yesterday's Record, Davidson, 54, repeatedly used the phrase "shirtlifter" to describe fellow contestant Brian Dowling - and ITV1 chiefs finally showed him the door.
LONGFORD hero Stephen Paisley has insisted his days as a shirtlifter are over.
The couple claimed they were called "poof, fudgepacker, genderbender, shirtlifter, fairy queen and gay boy" by colleagues at Highland Express Logistics in Denny, Stirlingshire.
"Whatever I do I'll be known as camp comic shirtlifter Julian Clary and I'm quite happy with that."