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Gay Slurs

El Tri, Gay Slurs and 'Good Intentions'

Monica Trasandes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

In many countries the use of racist words were once also defended as "cultural." But people of different ethnicities and religions said "no more." With the World Cup in effect, now is the time to act.

LGBT Parenting: Does Every Moment Have to Be a Teaching Moment?

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

As LGBT youth, adults and families know all too well, bullying isn't confined to just the playground, classroom, or cafeteria -- it can happen to anyone, anywhere. And as my wife and I prepare for the birth of our first child, we have to learn when negative actions become a teaching moment.

WATCH: College Kids Respond To The Word 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices

YouTube user Pano T sat down with several peers from his college campus this week for a candid discussion about their opinions regarding the word "fag...

Mom, Is 'Gay' a Bad Word?

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

B-Man leans forward and whispers in my ear, "When we were writing '-ay' words on our spelling boards today, someone wrote 'gay' and circled it as their favorite word. But someone else said 'gay' was a bad word. But it isn't, right?"

Are Hateful Words Ever OK?

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

When people -- especially the politically jejune -- see "cool" anarchist groups like Anonymous using language that is the very definition of hate speech, won't the assumption be that it's OK to use it? It's not. And claiming these words aren't offensive is itself offensive.

Why 'Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star Uses Anti-Gay Slurs

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

WARNING: this video contains profane language and language that some viewers may find offensive. Joseline Hernandez, the self-proclaimed "Puerto...

Why You're A 'Faggot'

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For over a year I researched the words that people use to describe gay men -- words like "faggot," "pillow biter," "queer," "gym bunny," "bear," "twink," "homosexual" and even "gay" -- to get at the heart of the assumptions that people make about us.

Let's Not Take Back the 'F-Word'

Uloop | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Uloop

Gay youths are still ending their lives over the pain of being called this word. If society is outdated, and we need to move past slurs, why would society want to take back the "f word" instead of erasing it from our venacular?

Why Is 'Maspoot' Still OK?

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

A word that has become somewhat of a catchphrase for comedian George Lopez, "maspoot" is an abbreviation of "más puto" or "more gay."

WATCH: Do You Think 'That's So Gay' Is A Derogatory Phrase?

Posted 08.31.2012 | Gay Voices

A recent study from the University of Michigan found that college students who heard the phrase "that's so gay" were more likely to feel isolated and ...

Homophobic Tweets: See Which Stars Have Used Alleged Gay Slurs On Twitter

Posted 11.18.2011 | Gay Voices

The advent of microblogging has undoubtedly made the role of celebrity publicist more challenging than ever before. With Twitter and other popular...