A heterosexual male, that shows feminine qualities, rather than masculine.
Merely a male exhibiting effeminate traits. Does not imply one's sexual orientation, though many will make that assumption.
Lavender became associated with homosexuality, during the reign of the Nazi's in the 1930's.
They used lavender triangles to distinguish homosexual inmates, or persons, in the concentration camps, from other inmates.
Adopted in the 1990's to symbolize gay solidarity.
Red was the primary 'gay' color back in the 1900's.