Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. The term was originally used to mean "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy". The term's use as a reference to male homosexuality may date as early as the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the midth century. In the s, gay became the word favored by homosexual men to describe their sexual orientation. At about the same time, a new, pejorative use became prevalent in some parts of the world.
A Colorado mother says her 9-year-old son took his life last week because of anti-gay bullying from his classmates. And I said, 'I still love you,'" Pierce told the news station on Sunday. Statistics show the LGBT community faces issues of suicide at a higher rate than the general population. Advocates speak out to let the community know there is hope. The 9-year-old was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
I'm 12 and have three younger brothers. My parents don't think I'm old enough to baby-sit yet, but that's only one problem. My other problem is that the boy who baby-sits us is very attractive. He is 16 but I think he likes me, too. I think I'm gay.