Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. In formal English, the word retains its original meaning of "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy". The use of the word to refer to male homosexuality may date to 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.
Gay Rights - Movement, Marriage & Flag - HISTORY
Dorothy Day November 8, — November 29, was an American journalist, social activist and anarchist who, after a bohemian youth, became a Catholic Christian without abandoning her social and anarchist activism. She was perhaps the best-known political radical  in the American Catholic Church. Day's conversion is described in her autobiography, The Long Loneliness. In she was imprisoned as a member of suffragist Alice Paul 's nonviolent Silent Sentinels. In the s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker Movement , a pacifist movement that combines direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf. She practiced civil disobedience , which led to additional arrests in ,  ,  and in at the age of seventy-five. In this newspaper, Day advocated the Catholic economic theory of distributism , which she considered a third way between capitalism and socialism.
'I'm mistaken for a man every day'
Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses social norms, current events, mental health, religion, and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. He shares his gifts around the world, specifically with the queer male community with his app and network called tantra4gaymen.
This is a history of same-sex unions in cultures around the world. Various types of same-sex unions have existed, ranging from informal, unsanctioned, and temporary relationships to highly ritualized unions that have included marriage. There is history of recorded same-sex unions around the world.