A homosexual person is not "A gay" (noun) but instead, "Gay" (adjective)!!

@cyntrow (8524)
United States
January 9, 2008 8:14pm CST
This is something that has majorly gotten on my nerves lately. A gay man or women is not defined by their sexuality. It is merely a descriptive term. But, More and more I'm becoming convinced that it is not merely ignorance, but ligustistic. So tell me. Do you think a person who is homosexual is gay or is he/she "a" gay? Why do you state this as such?
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Actually, to me it is none of my business. If they wish to make it my business then that is up to them. As far as it being a noun or an adjective that too is up to the person in question not me. For example I am a heterosexual, adjective, but I do not go around broadcasting it to everyone I meet. It is none of their business. If I broadcast it, it would be like I was constantly looking for a partner, which I definitely am not. I like being single.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Yes, you are heterosexual, adjective, like I am. It's not what you are but a part of what you are. Gay people are likewise, but too many people percieve their sexuality as all that they are.
• United States
10 Jan 08
They're merely gay. Not a gay. Just gay. Sexuality is not a defining characteristic, just another part of a person. Being a lesbian myself, it gets frustrating to hear people refer to people as 'a gay'. I don't go around calling people 'a straight'. It's ignorant.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
10 Jan 08
My thoughts exactly. It's not what you are, but a part of what you are.
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