Top Definition
When a politician, pundit, or other public figure brings up the completely irrelevant detail about a person's sexuality, true or untrue, as a way of subtly channeling homophobia to attack them.

Compare race baiting
"Oh yeah? Well, Tom Smith, the gay man who supported the new bill has no idea what he is talking about."
"You're queer baiting"
by stilanas January 16, 2008
When people in the media (usually television/movies) add homoerotic tension between two characters to attract more liberal and queer viewers with the indication of them not ever getting together for real in the show/book/movie.
"Hey did you watch the new Supernatural episode last night"

"Nah all the queer baiting in it makes me want to bash my head in. I quit watching Sherlock for that reason too."
by BustinDustin November 03, 2013

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