Let's All Say Gay: Op-Ed Piece from the NYT, Ryan Field Books

 Let’s All Say Gay: Op-Ed Piece from the NYT

Here is an opinion piece from the NYT that talks about using words like queer instead of gay, and how language and communication have changed over the years. 

In fact, they discuss how the word gay is rarely used anymore. They also mention how the mainstream media now tends to avoid the word Lesbian. I tend to do that, too. I’ll just refer to lesbians as queer women. 

You can read it all in full, here. I have to admit that I find it fascinating. The way words and communication evolves has always been of interest to me. The author of this piece seems to be disenchanted with the word queer. And to be honest, I for one embrace all the new changes in language and communication. I used to fight the word queer, but the more I’ve seen lately the more I use the word queer. Everything about the LGBTQIA community has evolved over the years, and so have the words we use. 

And trust me, I do know many of you are not fond of the changes, and you have every right to choose the words with which you identify. I truly have no problem with the words Lesbian or Gay. 

I think it’s also important to take into consideration that gay men have a culture all their own. And this culture has nothing to do with women or anyone else. 

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