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Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. ... At about the same time, a new, pejorative use became prevalent in some parts of the .... If a person ...

How 'Gay' Came to Mean 'Homosexual' - Today I Found Out

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Feb 25, 2010 ... Fast-forward to the 19th century and the word gay referred to a woman ... Great article, but the modern word gay does not simply describe a sexual orientation. ... becoming and being used as dirty words of derogatory meaning ...

meaning - Gay (homosexual) and gay (happy) - English Language ...

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Apr 4, 2011 ... When did the main meaning of the word 'gay' shift from happy to homosexual? ... Trying to hide behind a new spelling doesn't make it less offensive. ... (if not earlier), became established in the 1960s as the term preferred by ...

Why the word 'homosexual' is offensive - The Week

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Jun 2, 2015 ... For example, consider the word "homosexual," which Jeremy Peters writes ... Defamation (GLAAD) listed it as an offensive term back in 2006. ... Senate debated, but did not pass, the Employment Nondiscrimation Act of 1996 ...

BBC NEWS | Magazine | How 'gay' became children's insult of choice

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Mar 18, 2008 ... The word "gay" is now the most frequently used term of abuse in schools, says a report. How did it get to be so prevalent and why do children use ... the word gay became increasingly less offensive even during the times when ...

History of the Word 'Gay' - Gay History and Literature: Essays by ...

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Contrary to the incomplete information given in the OED, the word lesbian ... became popular during the 1930s through 1950s – gay, dyke, faggot, queer, fairy . ... The young hobo would keep a look-out while the older man did some pilfering .

Diction and Word Usage: Is it offensive to use 'gay' as a noun as in 'a ...

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I have heard this phrase used on a couple of occasions, and in all instances my friends joked .... Can a gay man ever become straight? Is homosexuality observed in animals? Does trying homosexuality necessarily make people gay?

Which is more appropriate, 'homosexual' or 'gay?” - Quora

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Homosexual" is seen as clinical. The inference of that term is pejorative because it demeans ... Does "gay" mean gay men or does it refer to homosexuals generally? ... As to the specific term homosexual and why it is offensive, John Aravosis puts it best: ... just as oriental gave way to Asian, homosexual has become gay.

For Many Gays and Lesbians, the Term 'Homosexual' is Flinch ...

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Mar 21, 2014 ... “It also contains 'homo,' which is an old derogatory,” he added. “They want to ... That did not change until the association reversed itself in 1973. ... By then, gay had become the preferred term among gays and lesbians. But it ...

The Fa-Word: An Insulting Slur In the Spotlight : NPR

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May 28, 2011 ... But the Fa-word sure does seem to accompany some violent behavior. To many people, gay and straight, it has become another in a long line of ... Today the term is listed in most every dictionary as derogatory or offensive.

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When Did 'Gay' Become a Dirty Word? | Huffington Post

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Nov 21, 2013 ... And if I really wanted to see something offensive I'd watch Eminem ... Not only does the word 'queer' seem outdated and cliched as an insult, ...

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - Terms To Avoid | GLAAD

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Because of the clinical history of the word "homosexual," it is aggressively used by ... Offensive: "homosexual relations/relationship," "homosexual couple," ...

Origin of the word 'faggot' - Wordorigins.org

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Jun 18, 2006 ... How did a word meaning a bundle of sticks become an epithet for a gay ... The derogatory term for a gay man comes from this sense meaning a ...