Many pejorative labels that had been used against LGBT people then began to be openly questioned by the community, leaving room for a renewed and re-interpreted gay speech. CQ Press Library. Includes Schomburg Center introductory essays, as well as article indexing and full text of historical newspapers. His research is on young gay men at university. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gay.
There is little doubt that the homosexual sense is a development of the word's traditional meaning, as described above.
For example, the term "gay bar" describes the bar which either caters primarily to a homosexual male clientele, or is otherwise part of homosexual male culture. Archived from the original on 5 May It was last April, in an arena outside Salt Lake City. Given its marginality, the LGBT community has developed an imaginative lexicon that perches itself on the fringe of heterosexual values and cultures.
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