What is gay?

  • (adj): Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.
    Synonyms: queer, homophile
    See also — Additional definitions below


Gay is a noun or an adjective that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.

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Some articles on gay:

Gay Bar
... A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters to an exclusively or predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clientele the term gay is used as a broadly inclusive concept for ... Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could ... used to describe these establishments include boy bar, girl bar, gay club, gay pub, queer bar, lesbian bar, and dyke bar, depending on the niche communities that they served ...
Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network - "Teachout 2000" Taping Incident
... Massachusetts' Board of Education adopted a gay and lesbian civil rights protection "safety measure" approved by Governor William Weld in 1993 requiring schools to ... funding for "homosexual programs" and disbanding the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth ... The chairman of the Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, which provided state funding for Safe Schools program defended GLSEN's work in the ...
Esera Tuaolo - Personal Life
... In 2002, having retired from sports, he announced to the public that he is gay, coming out on HBO's Real Sports ... homophobia in the league and is a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation ... In 2006, Tuaolo sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games VII, a quadrennial Olympics-style event ...
Faggot (slang) - Usage in Popular Culture - Music
... The song is about Matthew Shephard, a Wyoming man who was killed because he was gay ... Apparently an anti-gay song written and performed by an ex-gay pastor "Donnie Davies", it was accompanied by the realistic Love God's Way website about his "ministr ... Some gay rights advocates acknowledge that as a spoof it is humorous, but claim the message behind it is still as malicious as someone who seriously possessed the opinion ...
Michael Barrymore - Biography - Coming Out
... at the height of his fame, Barrymore went to the The White Swan gay pub in London's East End, where he gave an impromptu stage performance to the largely local crowd singing the words "Start spreading the news - I'm ... late night radio show, he publicly declared he was gay and "no longer wanted to live a lie", following which he split with Cheryl ... Barrymore, as of 2010, has said that he is no longer gay after setting up a relationship with a woman ...

More definitions of "gay":

  • (noun): Someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex.
    Synonyms: homosexual, homo
  • (adj): Brightly colored and showy.
    Example: "A dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
    Synonyms: brave, braw
  • (adj): Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.
    Example: "A gay sunny room"
    Synonyms: cheery, sunny
  • (adj): Given to social pleasures often including dissipation.
    Example: "Led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
  • (adj): Full of or showing high-spirited merriment.
    Example: "When hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    Synonyms: jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful

Famous quotes containing the word gay:

    The well-cared-for woman is a parasite, and the woman who must work is a slave.
    Cora Anderson, U.S. male impersonator. As quoted in Gay American History, part 3, by Jonathan Katz (1976)

    But who can paint
    Like Nature? Can imagination boast
    Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
    James Thomson (1700–1748)

    San Francisco is where gay fantasies come true, and the problem the city presents is whether, after all, we wanted these particular dreams to be fulfilled—or would we have preferred others? Did we know what price these dreams would exact? Did we anticipate the ways in which, vivid and continuous, they would unsuit us for the business of daily life? Or should our notion of daily life itself be transformed?
    Edmund White (b. 1940)