Amapolo or amapola is an historical term used to refer to the homosexual man both in Spain and in Latin America. Although it is not a well-known word and at the beginning it seemed to be a localism (since it seems to be used by the heterosexual men in Andalusia to refer to homosexuals in the closet).
The use of flower names as a euphemism or as an insult is also found in other languages such as English, with terms like Daisy, Pansy and Buttercup, whereas in Spain the use of generic word “flor” (flower) and its variations is more frequent to point homosexuals. It can also be a synonym of travesti.
The first reference was found in Mexico during the 50s, Colombia during the 70s, and Spain during the 80s.
A flag was created and updated by FANDOM user Hiddn.haydn on August 28, 2021. The red shades represent the color variety of poppies (amapolas), white and blue represent the insult itself being targeted at AMAB people, orange represents its usage in Spain, and yellow represents its usage in Latin America.
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/https://www.moscasdecolores.com/en/gay-dictionary/spanish/amapolo/
- ↑ [https://web.archive.org/web/https://www.moscasdecolores.com/en/gay-dictionary/spanish/amapolo/#:~:text=the%20first%20reference%20was%20found%20in%20the%2050s%20in%20Mexico%2C%20in%20the%2070s%20in%20Colombia%20and%20in%20Spain%20in%20the%2080s https://www.moscasdecolores.com/en/gay-dictionary/spanish/amapolo/ ]