Is Gay a dirty word?

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I wonder how many of the friedkitten.com readers think "gay" is a bad or dirty word - so bad that they would punish a kid that uses the word in school?

Apparently a teacher and a principal of Ernest Gaullet Elementary School think of it as very bad. When the 7 year old Marcus McLaurin was talking to a classmate in school who has asked him about his mother and father, Marcus responded he had two mothers because his mother is gay. When the other child asked for explanation, Marcus told him: "Gay is when a girl likes another girl".

A teacher overheard the conversation and told the boy to go see the principal who ordered to kid to write "I will never use the word 'gay' in school again." several times. When the principal phoned the mother to inform her of the "problem" he said the 7 year old used such a dirty word that he couldn't repeat it over the phone.

Hopefully to be continued, as the ACLU now requests for the case to be removed from Marcus' file and apologies to be made both to the kid and his mother, Sharon Huff.

So much for the Land of Milk and Honey, Home of the Free and the American Dream.

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Sadly it is becoming a dirty word in the sense that it is being used as an insult as in "that is so gay."

Sometimes I wish the old "homophile" had won out since it has too many syllables to become youth slang.

wouldnt it be shortened to "homo" then???

homo is the word used in Dutch, although we have plenty of synonyms (mostly bad intended ones) for it

People have been using "homo" as an insult for a long, long time. It was the first one I heard back in junior high.

"homo" isnt used as a slag offensive word anymore i think some of the scumbgs see it as too nice a word to use heh they just stick to "gay" everything is gay to them lol e.g. "nah dats gay!!"

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