2. Mutual understanding that semi-closeted gays who are out to each other do their best to conceal the sexual orientation of the other, or, at the very least, does not force the other out of the closet.
Gay #1: So is the... person you mentioned earlier here?
Gay #2: No, they couldn't make it.
Gay #1: Shame. Do you know if they're... ('not straight' is understood here)
Gay #2: Nope, and that's the worst part, isn't it.
The code is more prominent and visible within the male homosexual community, but homosexual females also abide by it. The lack of visibility in the female group may be due to the natural instinct of all women to be uptight, bitchy, illogical, and almost always unintelligent.