In the gay community, a fag stag is a heterosexual man who either enjoys the company of, or simply has numerous friends that are, homosexual men. The term "fag stag" is a male equivalent to the more popular "fag hag". The phrase "fag stag", although rare, is beginning to be used more often as homosexuality becomes more readily accepted among straight men. A fag stag can also mean a male celebrity that is loved by the gay community, such as Taye Diggs, Simon Webbon, James Dean, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, and Rob Halford of Judas Priest.
- Paul Flynn: "Does Your Gay Friend Fancy You?" Arena (September 2007): 128-131.