For example, a lot of my High School and College friends I would call "gay" were actually straight, while the ones that didn't get called names actually were.
I try not to use that phrase as a derogatory term anymore. I've grown up. But a lot of people still do. And, in Idaho Falls (remember, 20 years behind the rest of the nation) it's the mid-90's and things are still "gay" in this town.
This is a PSA I saw late one night on TV. Wanda Sykes nails it, when she tries to get some kids to stop saying things are gay:
So, kids, stop using 'gay' as a descriptor for dumb and stupid things. It's insulting, and you never know who's feelings you're going to hurt.
However.... if something is truly gay... it's still ok. For example:
|Man + Banana = Borderline Gay Overtones...|
|Bravo Network? Totally gay. But that is deliberate.|
|Over-manscaping, or over-plucking your eyebrows? FAAAAABULOUS!!|
|Puffy Shirts are kind of gay... unless you're a pirate. Or in the 19th century.|
|Lesbian hipsters are totally gay. But they're lesbians, so duh...|
|And Pro Wrestling? I mean, COME ON....|
So what do you think? Can we be done using 'gay' in the wrong context? It's so much more fun using it correctly...