Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Gay"

You can't have "Word of the Gay" without the word "Gay" hehe. So why not? "Gay" is an adjective that refers to homosexuality. The word has been used as an umbrella term for the LGBT community, sometimes to describe both same-sex oriented men and women, and as of more recent just refers to homosexual men.

The word "Gay" has also been used disparagingly to refer to people or objects as stupid or lame.


shrink on the couch said...

You would have gotten a kick out of tonight's "Jon Stewart's Daily Show"... Did you happen to see it? Jason Jones did a spot where he interviewed this (doofus) who wrote a book on how to be happy. And he said we need to "take back the word gay". It was hilarious.

Bodhi said...

G'day! Thanks for your recent comments on my blog, much appreciated. I am happy to say that I have now added you as one of the 'gay news bloggers' on my site. Keep up the great work!

Sydney, Australia

Diane J Standiford said...

Gay works for me because most str8 people seem to understand it means I love a woman. I had a co-worker on other side of tall cubicle who went on a rant one day about how "we" (I was very out) had no right to take way that word from her. I wanted to offer a good word for her, but kept quiet. LOL

Queers United said...

phd - i have not seen it, but i do love the daily show and john stewart!

bodhi - thanks so much for stopping by and adding us =)

diane - i can think up some words for her as well, but we can play nice lol.

kelli - Gay is Good makes me think of Frank Kameny and his posters, what a cool dude he is

Anonymous said...

I love that word. Love it love it love it. I don't know why, but I just have this attraction to it. Which makes me angry when people use it in a negative term, like you mentioned in the blog post.

I will then bring it up and then people call me the PC police. I mean, honestly...

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