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    Default Lesbian, Gay

    Lesbian is a female who sexually attracted to women only.
    Gay are male and female who sexually attracted of the same sex.

    1) Is the meaning of homosexual the same as gay?

    2) Is there a word for a male who sexually attracted to men only?

    3) What is the plural form of :
    a) lesbian
    b) gay

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    1. Yes

    2. There are derogatory informal words like poofter and queer.

    3.
    a. lesbians
    b. gays

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    2. There are derogatory informal words like poofter and queer.
    Never use these words, they are completely unacceptable and likely to get you into trouble!

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    2. There are derogatory informal words like poofter and queer.
    Never use these words, they are completely unacceptable and likely to get you into trouble!
    NOT A TEACHER.

    You can add "fag" and "homo" to that list.

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    I think women can also be called "gay."

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    That was established in post #1, Jasmin.

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I think women can also be called "gay."
    Yes - it's strange (because 'gay' has been so recently used to mean homosexual, its meaning is very flexible). A lesbian will say 'I'm gay'; but many organizations are called '<place-name> Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual <organization-type>' as though 'gay' excluded lesbians - which, as you know - it doesn't.

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    Default Re: Lesbian, Gay

    2. There are derogatory informal words like poofter and queer.
    Never use these words, they are completely unacceptable and likely to get you into trouble!
    You can add "fag" and "homo" to that list.
    However, within the gay community, people have "taken back" these words, and often use them to refer to themselves and each other without intending it as an insult (the same way that African-Americans have reclaimed "the n-word").
    Last edited by mayita1usa; 14-Feb-2011 at 16:12.

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