It's offensive to people who are gay, and that's good enough reason for me not to use it. Same way I don't like the "n" word, and that should be reason enough for people not to use it around me.<br />
It's about human respect.
one time i was walking past a couple of black teenagers, and instead of saying "that's so gay", they said, "that's so white". i was nonchalant about it, but they realized i heard them, and they got so embarassed.<br />
david letterman says "that's gay!" about 10 times in every show. it never occurred to me that he meant it in any other way, except as a homophobic perjorative. i'm still pretty sure that he's a homophobe. whenever i hear somebody say it, i interpret it as being anti-gay.
My elderly aunt still uses it to refer to a jolly or fun night out ... With no concern for it's more modern connertation of implying homosexuality.
I used to use to mean smthg ridiculous or lame but not anymore. I don't wanna sound offensive.
gay is gay......as normal as talkin bout the weather
Saying the word 'gay' as slang did not strike me as wrong until I heard people say it was wrong. Then I realized that it is a bad slang word because it implies that being gay is awful, stupid or just unacceptable. The word increases pressure to stay in the closet and those pressures have led to suicides and terrible marriages that last for a long time.
Nothing wrong. Very socially appropriate. Gays use It that's comfortable. Homosexual? African American? Black. Nothing to fear. If someone is uncomfortable they will definitely tell gay. No,biggie, no one ******* cares. But fa**or is a no no. Same as derogatory terms for racial minorities. Been told..people prefer overt racism or stereotyping rather than games to deal with. Be straight up. If u need a little bit of schooling not offensive. But ignorance should not be an excuse in 2014