|Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 206):|
Out of curiosity ( not that you have to justify yourself to me or anyone else) , is there any particular reason you don't like the word "gay"?
I'm old - and old fashioned. To me, the word means something else.
There's a whole bunch of literature, musicals, plays, books that get a different meaning now and I feel for those writers.
The song "Come, boys, let's all be gay, boys!" didn't mean that. LOL.
I really don't care what people call me, it doesn't change me. I was perfectly happy with queer - but a lot of people object to that.
"Gay" was a secret, covert code word - a symbol of oppression, like "musical" or "light in the loafers" - but that was a different time and place.
[Edited 2011-09-20 23:42:20]