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The word gay refers to homosexual people, or traits regarded as indicating homosexuality. While used more often for men, the term also encompasses women who choose to refer to themselves as gay women. Before the advent of the LGBTIQ acronym, the term ‘gay community’ often encompassed the entire gamut of the LGBTIQ communities. The word originally meant ‘carefree’, ‘cheerful’, or ‘bright and showy’. Its use to describe homosexuals seems to date from the late 19th century. However, it became increasingly popular in the mid-20th century. In modern English, the word is both adjective and noun. It describes the people, community, practices and cultures associated with homosexuals. Homosexual men began to favour the word in the 1960s. By the 1980s major LGBTIQ groups and style guides recommended the word to describe same-sex attracted people. However, in recent years some also use the word derisively, replacing previous slurs. While some LGBTIQ people ‘reclaimed’ words such as faggot to remove the sting from them, homophobes turned the gay community’s own chosen self descriptive against them. As a slur the word encompasses derision, light-hearted mockery and ridicule. Historians believe the use of the word to describe homosexuals derived from its previous use as a slang term for ‘immoral’ persons or acts. Used as early as the 14th century as slang, by the late 17th century it specifically relating to carnal pleasure. The slang took its cue from the original definition of ‘carefree’  and focussed on the meaning, ‘uninhibited by moral constraints’. The phrase ‘gay woman’ described a prostitute, a womaniser became a ‘gay man’, and brothels became known as ‘gay houses’. Once homosexual male prostitutes came to be known as ‘gay boys’, the use of the word spread to homosexuals in general.

Gay Refugees Finally Settle Into A Loving Home In Canada

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oscar wilde GREATEST QUOTES

Celebrated as one of the greatest wits to ever live, Oscar Wilde’s greatest quotes are some of literature’s most repeated lines. From his brilliant plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest to his classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde’s words were always as ingenious as they were entertaining. As the world’s first gay …

position vacant

POSITION VACANT It is not often we place a classified advert in the NEWS section of QNews, but every now and then, somebody needs a helping hand. We spoke with John who is 80+ years young. John fell off his horse and is needing help! Therefore John is not as able to do as much …

gay sauna

Firecracker Films describes their UK based production as :  Gay saunas are places where gay men meet strangers to have sex. With exclusive access to one Nottingham business, this documentary enters the notorious, secretive world of the gay sauna for the very first time. We meet the people who go there for sexual pleasures – …

frankie goes to hollywood relax

The original music video for Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s RELAX never made it to broadcast TV in 1984. Because it was shot in a leather bar featuring gay men and drag queens, it was thought too ‘explicit’. In fact, the BBC banned RELAX from both television and radio despite the song’s Number 6 position in …

Well Brisbears certainly know how to have a great time. This Saturday 20th June is perfect timing for Brisbears Military / uniform mens party at the all new funky renovated Nellies Bar underground at Sporties. DJs Mikey B & Ensel are sure to set the place a jumping and what perfect timing with 6,000 USA sailors …

Listen to the courage of young Brendan Jordan who is interviewed in this short video below. A part of DaveWavey TV. Click the image below to watch or CLICK HERE

The lights shone brightly in Vienna last weekend as Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, with Australia’s Guy Sebastian coming fifth. As part of the build-up to the competition, the city installed gay-themed traffic lights at 120 zebra crossings as a symbol of tolerance. Instead of the traditional single figure, they show …

HEY GUYS – LOOKING FOR MSMs for a short survey please? (Men who have Sex with Men) Doesn’t matter if you are straight, gay bi whatever, if you are an MSM please take the survey 🙂 You can be anonymous or leave a contact to maybe win $100 voucher? PLEASE HELP — This is related …

iPhone users in Russia have only recently been introduced to Siri (Apple’s voice-interactive personal assistant) and users have quickly found that there are some things that Siri doesn’t like to talk about – and this includes anything to do with LGBT issues. One user took to youtube to take Siri to task over here apparent …

The Wonderful World of the Male Nipple

Well here’s a topic that isn’t chatted about often. The male nipple being twisted by random strangers in clubs or work is a surprisingly common occurrence. The more you play with nipples, the bigger they can grow. So why do people do this? Is it sexual, do they want to get down? Are they just …

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