What is gay?

  • (adj): Given to social pleasures often including dissipation.
    Example: "Led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Gay is a noun or an adjective that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.

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Esera Tuaolo - Personal Life
... sports, he announced to the public that he is gay, coming out on HBO's Real Sports ... worked with the NFL to attempt to combat homophobia in the league and is a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation. 2006, Tuaolo sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games VII, a quadrennial Olympics-style event ...
Michael Barrymore - Biography - Coming Out
... In mid-1995, at the height of his fame, Barrymore went to the The White Swan gay pub in London's East End, where he gave an impromptu stage performance to the largely local crowd singing the words "Start spreading ... on a live late night radio show, he publicly declared he was gay and "no longer wanted to live a lie", following which he split with Cheryl ... Barrymore, as of 2010, has said that he is no longer gay after setting up a relationship with a woman ...
Gay, Lesbian And Straight Education Network - "Teachout 2000" Taping Incident
... In April 2000, Massachusetts' Board of Education adopted a gay and lesbian civil rights protection "safety measure" approved by Governor William Weld in 1993 requiring schools to extend civil rights and "assi ... programs" and disbanding the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth ... of the Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, which provided state funding for Safe Schools program defended GLSEN's work in the state's schools, stating "A tiny minority of opponents of the ...
Gay Bar
... A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters to an exclusively or predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clientele the term gay is used as a broadly inclusive concept for LGBT ... Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could ... Other names used to describe these establishments include boy bar, girl bar, gay club, gay pub, queer bar, lesbian bar, and dyke bar, depending on the niche ...

More definitions of "gay":

  • (noun): Someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex.
    Synonyms: homosexual, homo
  • (adj): Brightly colored and showy.
    Example: "A dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
    Synonyms: brave, braw
  • (adj): Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.
    Synonyms: queer, homophile
  • (adj): Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.
    Example: "A gay sunny room"
    Synonyms: cheery, sunny
  • (adj): Full of or showing high-spirited merriment.
    Example: "When hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    Synonyms: jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful

Famous quotes containing the word gay:

    Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression. The argument goes that, if people could see just how many of us there are, some in very important places, the negative stereotype would vanish overnight. ...It is far more realistic to suppose that, if the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
    Jane Rule (b. 1931)

    The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife’s spirits.
    —John Gay (1685–1732)

    The terrifying message of gay liberation is that men are capable of loving their brothers. It should be sweet news to every woman in the world, for, if the capacity of men to love whom they have been taught to treat as competitors and enemies can transcend their education, the world can begin to heal.
    Jane Rule (b. 1931)