In other words, he was an inversion of the gay maxim “Butch on the streets, queen in the sheets,” a.k.a. “a top.”
And what if the family and community collude in this inversion?
The paranoid anti-communism of the Palmer Raids, in other words, represented an inversion of the jingoism spawned by war.
inversion in·ver·sion (ĭn-vûr'zhən, -shən)
The act of inverting or the state of being inverted.
Conversion of a substance in which the direction of optical rotation is reversed.
The taking on of the gender role of the opposite sex.
Homosexuality. Used in psychology.
A chromosomal defect in which a segment of the chromosome breaks off and reattaches in the reverse direction.
A departure from the normal effect of altitude on a meteorological property, especially an atmospheric condition in which the air temperature rises with increasing altitude. ◇ A layer of air that is warmer than the air below it is called an inversion layer. Such a layer traps the surface air in place and prevents dispersion of any pollutants it contains.