Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 15:42:07 -0500
From: Stewart Mason masons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU
Subject: Re: GAY (Changes to the English Language)
Tom Uharriet asks:
When & why did the word "GAY" change from homosexual to male
Fairly recently--within the last five years or so, I believe. In various
courses I took for my Women's Studies minor, the general consensus was that
"gay and lesbian" was both more inclusive and more specific. It sounds
perfectly reasonable to me.
Stewart Allensworth Mason
Technical Editor, Access Innovations, Inc.
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