A bossy gay man who exercises autocratic authority over his group of friends, most often in social and cultural situations. The group of friends can be straight, gay or a mixture of the two. Said group tends to be very afraid of contradicting the gaytriarch for fear of repercussions that generally include loads and loads of drama.
Craig: "Why do we always have to go along with Adrian's plans?"

Michelle (exhales cigarette smoke): "Because Adrian's our gaytriarch, that's why."

Nicole (whispers): "Shhhh! Here he comes!"
by cfbaines December 03, 2009
A ubiquitous homosexual well known in a gay community; that guy or girl that every gay person seems to know. Not necessarily a leader, but a popular or prominent member or figurehead of a GLBTQ social group.
Longinus: "Hey Pepper, you know Rod Hardthick, don't you?"

Pepper: "Of course. Every gay person on this campus has at least heard of Rod. He's a total gaytriarch."

Celebrity examples include: Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John and Ellen
by khaodic April 20, 2011

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×