“That is so gay”

Everyday I hear this, at least fifty times: “Oh, that’s so gay!”

The word ‘Gay’ was originally used to represent someone who was happy with themselves; in other words, someone who believed in themselves and was content with themselves. Then, somehow, it got turned into the word for a boy who, because of genes, liked other boys, instead of girls.

Imagine how terrible it must be to go around a school, if you are someone who is gay, and hearing, “That is so gay!” at least fifty times a day. The word ‘gay’ is now used as a much more offensive version of ‘Stupid,’ or ‘Dumb,’ and the more insulting part defiantly shows.

It has silenced many gays/lesbians to express what they feel and believe in. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center works hard to make sure that these people feel they can express themselves freely, and want to make sure they do not feel they need to keep quiet.

You can find more info here, at their website: http://www.gaycenter.org/


2 responses to ““That is so gay”

  1. My brother had to deal with this growing up. He had so many issues coming out to the family, because he thought that being gay meant that he was also dumb and stupid. If this is how people use the word, it is distorting its true menaing.

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