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Gay is an adjective meaning "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy"; however, in modern usage, gay usually refers to homosexual people. Gay sometimes also refers to the culture of homosexual individuals (as in "gay history"), to things perceived by others to be typical of gay people (as in "gay music"), or to same-sex relationships more generally (as in "gay marriage").

Note that while gay applies to all people, the term lesbian is gender-specific: it is used exclusively to describe homosexual females. There is no corresponding word for males.

More information on this topic is available at [ Wikipedia:Gay ]
Drawing-Gay flag.png  This article about lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender issues
Also see the article on Sexual orientation


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