A Dic k tionary of Gay Slang. Retrieved 23 May Simon and Schuster. A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang in 42with 1, entries derived from interviews, archives, and gay and lesbian web chats The Jargon File. Conversely, some reject the term gay as an identity-label because they perceive the cultural connotations to be undesirable or because of the negative connotations of the slang usage of the word. The governors said, however, that Moyles was simply keeping up with developments in English usage.
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Edgar Hoover. While retaining its other meanings, its use among young people as a general term of disparagement is common. Used to describe men and women attracted to the same sex, though lesbian is the more common term for women.
In the late 20s and early 30s, there was an organization called the "Comintern"—"Communist International"—that was set up by Lenin and was concerned with spreading communism internationally across borders.