What is gay?

  • (adj): Offering fun and gaiety.
    Example: "Gay and exciting night life"
    Synonyms: gala, festal, festive, merry
    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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Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network - "Teachout 2000" Taping Incident
... Board of Education adopted a gay and lesbian civil rights protection "safety measure" approved by Governor William Weld in 1993 requiring schools to ... "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 ...
Faggot (slang) - Usage in Popular Culture - Music
... 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 "ministry" ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 openly socialize ... 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 ...
Michael Barrymore - Biography - Coming Out
... 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 extra ... an after-show party on a live late night radio show, he publicly declared he was gay and "no longer wanted to live a lie", following which he split with Cheryl ... as of 2010, has said that he is no longer gay after setting up a relationship with a woman ...
Esera Tuaolo - Personal Life
... from sports, he announced to the public that he is gay, coming out on HBO's Real Sports ... 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 ...

More definitions of "gay":

  • (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
  • (adj): Brightly colored and showy.
    Example: "A dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
    Synonyms: brave, braw
  • (adj): Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.
    Synonyms: queer, homophile
  • (noun): Someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex.
    Synonyms: homosexual, homo
  • (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): Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.
    Example: "A gay sunny room"
    Synonyms: cheery, sunny

Famous quotes containing the word gay:

    Flowers and fruits are always fit presents; flowers, because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all of the utilities of the world. These gay natures contrast with the somewhat stern countenance of ordinary nature: they are like music heard out of a work-house.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    O ruddier than the cherry,
    O sweeter than the berry,
    O Nymph more bright
    Than moonshine night,
    Like kidlings blithe and merry.
    Ripe as the melting cluster,
    No lily has such lustre,
    Yet hard to tame,
    As raging flame,
    And fierce as storms that bluster.
    —John Gay (1685–1732)