Originally meant joyful, vibrant, and full of life.

Now it's used by ignorant (and often prejudiced) people to describe something that they don't like. It's especially common among teenage boys, who use it to look cool or to "hide" their insecurity about gay people.

Gay is now slang for a homosexual person, that is, somebody who is attracted romantically and sexually to people of their own sex.

Gay men are known as gays, while gay women are known as lesbians. And some bisexuals also identify as gay.
Up to 1 in every 10 adults is predominantly gay; everybody is somewhere in between the two extremes of heterosexual and homosexual.

Gay is sometimes, but not always:
-Living with AIDS.
-Living a promiscuous life.
-Acting very much like the opposite gender (very masculine women and very feminine men.)(When people think of these stereotypes, they're usually thinking about transsexual people or transgender people instead. Most of these people are straight and just happen to identify as the opposite gender.)
-All about sex.

Gays are perfectly normal people. Their only "difference" is that they (romantically) love somebody of their own sex. Aside from the cruel prejudice that they face because of who they love, they usually are able to live wonderfully full, happy lives.

Often, gays have reclamed old derogatory terms for them as terms of affection: fag and queen for the men, dyke for the women, etc... although they can still be used as insults by the bigoted.

Gays sometimes do imitate heterosexual gender roles (butch and femme) in their marriages (in every other way if not legal), but most do not; plenty of femmes pair up with other femmes, butches with other butches, androgynous and so forth. It's often remarkable how much their unions resemble heterosexual unions.

A man can be highly flamboyant and act and dress quite feminine, but sleeping with men is the last thing on this mind. Likewise, a man can be incredibly butch and swaggering, and yet he likes to sleep with men; being gay has to do with who you are attracted to sexually, not how masculine or how feminine you are.

Gay is not all about sex. Most gays are happy doing other things than sex. And most gays loathe the idea of molesting a child, contrary to the beliefs of ignorant people. (Almost all pedophiles are heterosexual)

And with marriage ending in so many divorces, then those in favor of marriage should be happy that there are people who want to get married and are willing to fight for that right. Gays have had to fight so much for the basic rights that straights take for granted.
-"Those flowers are so lovely in here! So bright and gay! Don't you think so?"
-"Yes! Quite nice to look at!"

Aw man, this computer is being gay! It won't let me print!

-"Scott... I have to tell you something very important...
-"What is it, Colin?"
-"I- I'm gay."
-"That makes two of us."
-"You are?!... Then are you comfortable knowing...?"
-"Knowing what?"
-"That I love you..."
-..."C'mere!"
av Lorelili 23 mars 2005
1. Someone who is physically AND emotionally attracted to the same sex. Most commonly used for homosexual men.

/Old use/ Used to describe happiness; enjoyment.

/Slang/ Used to discriminate; describe distasteful objects or people.
<i>1. You don't have a chance with him. He's gay.

2. That was a gay time we had, wasn't it?

3. That shirt is <b>so</b> gay!</i>
av Shadow 15 februari 2004
When Graham Norton and Ian Mckellen have a bath together.
Omg, did you see the news last night?
They were really gaying it up!
av Matti454 7 januari 2009
the actual definition of gay is happy or merry, but it has progressed to become the moniker for homosexual, or loving someone who is the same gender as you. gay does NOT mean weird or stupid, that's just what retarded dumbass people say to get some people to like them.
the two good ways:

1. Let's have a gay old time!

2. My uncle is gay, but there isn't anything wrong with it

the bad way:

1.stop acting gay
av AcousticEmo 26 december 2008
1. The reason that your here reading this.
2. One of the mostly likely reasons if you did not come to this world.
1. Person 1 : Check this out!!! It's the definition of gay.
Person 2 : Yeah... You... your gay
2. Dad to kid: Only if i was gay then i wouldn't have to deal with you.
av Rubberpower 4 januari 2008
Updating your livejournal solely with song lyrics.

Even more gay; writing your own lyrics.
"You hold the answers deep within your own mind.
Consciously, you've forgotten it.
That's the way the human mind works.
Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the imprint is always there."


Very gay.
av InigoMontoya54 27 januari 2009
A homosexual. A male that likes other males. A male that likes to fuck other guys assholes and make them bleed and scream.
Blake Horrall is gay.
av ch4drock 30 november 2006

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