Sunday, November 9, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Homogenic"

"Homogenic" was a substitute word for homosexual, it was an alternative for people who felt the term homosexual excluded women. The term never managed to successfully catch on.

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Another new word :) Makes me feel
smart....
Thank you for that :)

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

space said...

Why, was it that the "homo" in "homosexual" was thought to mean "man" and not "same?" Those two "homo"s come from different roots: one Latin, one Greek. And I think "homo" as "man" originally meant "generic human being," much as "man" did.

Anonymous said...

We have too many labels. It'll be a gay day when there'll be no such labels other than "human" to describe us all. Love and sex is not a gay, straight, or bi thing, it's a human thing.

Anonymous said...

Well, you would still be discriminating against animals. So I'd prefer to be called a "Living Organism". Although that might mean towards non-living organisms. I think we should all be called "THINGS". :) Then there'd be no discrimination whatsoever.

Alex, FCD said...

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Queers United said...

space i think it is thought of as both "man" and "same" so I guess pending on how you think of the word "homo" it could be inclusive or not inclusive, hence the other terms.

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