The New Gay. The word 'gay' A BBC ruling by the Board of Governors over the use of the word in this context by Chris Moyles on his Radio 1 show, "I do not want that one, it's gay," advises "caution on its use" for this reason:. The word may have started to acquire associations of immorality as early as the 14th century, but had certainly acquired them by the 17th. Develop the capacity of students and educators to be allies that stand up for students who are harassed.
For many ardent feminist lesbians, it was also important that the L come first, lest an L following a G become another symbol of male dominance over women,  although other women prefer the usage gay woman.
In the British comedy-drama film Light Up the Sky! The extent to which these usages still retain connotations of homosexuality has been debated and harshly criticized. Archived from the original on 5 December This article is about gay as an English-language term.
The derived abstract noun gaiety remains largely free of sexual connotations and has, in the past, been used in the names of places of entertainment; for example W.