The term has also been in use as a noun with the meaning "homosexual man" since the s, most commonly in the plural for an unspecified group, as in "gays are opposed to that policy. The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words 1st ed. Even for a straight girl, there seem rather more pressing gay issues than whom a Hollywood actor or actress might be schtupping? Loading comments… Trouble loading? His appearance perhaps in the one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance's play, 8about the legalisation of same-sex marriage the hook for the Advocate article?
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The s marked the transition in the predominant meaning of the word gay from that of "carefree" to the current "homosexual". Retrieved 3 May Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history.
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