I'm looking for a word for 'gay man' in French, Italian, German or Russian that he might have heard on the street in any of those countries in the period from 1905-1915. No problem whether it's derogatory or not, or carries connotations of the speaker being gay themselves or not.
I've come up with a few possibilities via Googling various combinations of the names of the languages, the time period I want and 'slurs for homosexual', 'words for gay', etc. etc., but I keep running into a wall when I try to pin down specific words to check their etymology, because the pages end up being in German, French, Italian and Russian.
Thanks for any help!