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  John Gay
Gay is remembered for his play THE BEGGAR'S OPERA (1728), which was the basis for Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht's classical work Dreigroschenoper (1928, The Threepenny Opera).
John Gay was born at Barnstaple in Devon, the youngest son of William Gay.
Gay then became secretary to Lord Clarendon, Tory envoy to Hanover, but with the death of Queen Anne and the fall of the Tory government he was left to his own resources.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /jgay.htm   (949 words)

GFN's gay financial guru says you could make a little from the interest, but if the dollar continues to depreciate, you could realize a lightly-taxed long-term capital gain....
After much controversy, both in the House and within the gay community, the bill is approved without the inclusion of transgender Americans.
The stereotype of white and wealthy gay couples raising kids is blown apart by a California study....
www.gfn.com   (389 words)

 LGBT Community | Gay Politics | Gay Political Candidates - The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Dozens of openly gay and lesbian candidates running in municipal and state legislative races across the country won their elections Tuesday.
Openly gay California Assemblyman John Laird had two bills signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday -- one regarding water conservation and another involving the establishment of a coastal trail.
Presumably, the notice is a shot at openly gay commission candidate Frank Kruszewski.
www.victoryfund.org   (430 words)

  Gay/Lesbian News - Topix
A man said he failed the Massachusetts bar exam because he refused to answer a question about gay marriage, and claims in a federal lawsuit the test violated his rights and targeted his religious beliefs.
Charlene Cothran (Venus magazine) and Michael Glatze (Young Gay America magazine editor) were gay niche publishers who discovered that peddling fiction is much juicer (and potentially more profitable) than selling straight news on gay life.
Friends of a former Vancouver resident murdered in Mexico whose refugee claim was rejected by Canada are claiming he was killed because he was gay, and calling into question this country's attitude toward queer refugees seeking asylum.
www.topix.net /news/gay   (1102 words)

  Discovery Health :: Gay
Gay is a term that has come to refer to individuals who exhibit not only a same-sex orientation and sexual preference (e.g., men who have sex with men), but also embrace a lifestyle based upon that orientation.
Gay is sometimes distinguished from homosexual in emphasizing the cultural, social and identity aspects of homosexuality.
Gay Pride marches are an expression of the effort among gays to affirm (both to themselves and to non-gays) their right to be gay and their pride and acceptance of their sexual orientation and various subcultural "scenes" (i.e., diverse recreational and lifestyle subgroups).
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/gay.html   (563 words)

  Gay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gay is an adjective meaning "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy"; however in modern usage, gay is a word usually used, as either a noun or adjective, to refer to same-sex sexual orientation; homosexuality.
It is sometimes used as a singular noun, as in "he is a gay", such as in its use (partly to comic effect) by the Little Britain comedy character Daffyd Thomas (a gay man who believes himself "the only gay in the village" despite abundant evidence to the contrary).
For example, while a gay bar is not itself homosexual, using gay as an adjective to describe the bar indicates that the bar is either gay-oriented, caters primarily to a gay clientele, or is otherwise part of gay culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay   (2666 words)

 Gay - Simple English Wikipedia
Gay traditionally means 'happy,' but in English it also means homosexual.
Gay can be used in the plural (Gays) to mean the gay male community or even the whole LGBT community.
This is because of the stereotype that gay men are very interested in fashion, clothing, and interior design; another possibility is that people are still using the word in its original sense, as the word gay originally meant "fun" or "joyful".
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay   (660 words)

 Giochi Gay: Tutte le informazioni su Giochi Gay su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giochi Gay: Tutte le informazioni su Giochi Gay su Encyclopedia.it
I Giochi Gay raccolgono assieme atleti ed artisti da tutto il mondo, molti provengono da nazioni in cui l'omosessualità resta illegale e nascosta.
I V Giochi Gay di Amsterdam (Paesi Bassi), sono stati il più grande evento sportivo della storia, con oltre 14.000 partecipanti in oltre 30 eventi sportivi e culturali.
www.encyclopedia.it /g/gi/giochi_gay.html   (304 words)

 John Gay Encyclopedia Article @ StardustMemories.com (Stardust Memories)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gay was born in Barnstaple, England and was educated at the town's grammar school.
Gay's pastorals completely achieved this goal, but his ludicrous pictures of the English country lads and their loves were found to be entertaining on their own account.
Gay had just been appointed secretary to the British ambassador to the court of Hanover through the influence of Jonathan Swift when the death of Queen Anne three months later put an end to all his hopes of official employment.
www.stardustmemories.com /encyclopedia/John_Gay   (1097 words)

 Gay pride - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gay pride or simply pride campaign of the gay rights movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of what they are, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered.
Within the gay community, some reject the notion of gay pride, perceiving therein an undue emphasis on sexual orientation and a lack of discretion and modesty to the detriment of either public morals or the cause of gay rights; they propose to soften strident activism in order to better integrate into the mainstream.
Many gay people who are not heavily liberal believe that they are being excluded and ignored in favor of the identification of gay society with political concepts they do not agree with.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_pride   (787 words)

 Gay (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gay is an adjective meaning carefree or lighthearted.
G.A.Y., from the late 1800's in London and Paris.
The Enola Gay, the airplane from which the first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_(disambiguation)   (262 words)

 Urban Dictionary: gay
Gay is now slang for a homosexual person, that is, somebody who is attracted romantically and sexually to people of their own sex.
Being gay is not an illness or a perversion; it's a totally normal variation of human sexuality and it's been around for countless ages, not to mention existing in many different species of animals.
Gays sometimes do imitate heterosexual gender roles (butch and femme) in their marriages (in every other way if not legal), but most do not; plenty of femmes pair up with other femmes, butches with other butches, androgyny and so forth.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=gay   (868 words)

 Gay/Lesbian Resources - Jewish Survivors of Sexual Violence
Gay activists say this problem is due to social homophobia, and that it will be remedied when society puts its stamp of approval on homosexuality.
From this study we see that gay teens that attempt suicide tend to be involved to an alarming degree in drug use, early sexual activity, and prostitution--activities which also predominate in the histories of straight teens who attempt suicide.
The gay lobby has demanded that boys with GID be labeled as prehomosexual, and that schools and psychotherapists counsel their parents to accept the condition as normal, desirable, and unchangeable.
www.theawarenesscenter.org /gay.html   (1285 words)

 USATODAY.com - Gay candidates look to further rights at state level   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gays and lesbians are running for legislatures in Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma and for re-election in Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Utah —; all states whose residents voted predominantly for President Bush in 2004.
Gay activists "have been shocked at how badly they've done at the state level and are now trying to make up for that," says Matt Daniels of the Alliance for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage.
All the gay legislative candidates are Democrats in urban districts that often encompass universities and gay neighborhoods.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2006-05-08-gay-legislators_x.htm   (430 words)

 The Stonewall Riots, a turning point in gay history
Craig Rodwell, owner of a gay bookstore in the Village, reported that some gay men were barricading the streets and not allowing heterosexual drivers to pass.
Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was a new group of young male and female homosexuals, which formed in late July under the Mattachine umbrella.
Gay people in other parts of the country were starting to emerge from their closets.
www.gay-astrology.com /stonwall.shtml   (4437 words)

 gay - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Gay suggests a lightness of heart or liveliness of mood that is openly manifested: when hearts were young and gay.
Gay is distinguished from homosexual primarily by the emphasis it places on the cultural and social aspects of homosexuality as opposed to sexual practice.
Gay is often considered objectionable when used as a noun to refer to particular individuals, as in There were two gays on the panel; here phrasing such as Two members of the panel were gay should be used instead.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/gay   (1163 words)

 OpinionJournal - Taste
Moss was featured on Tuesday--along with a clutch of gay editors from Newsweek, Fortune, Vibe and the late Talk magazine--took place in a cavernous Tribeca bar, the sort of place that charges $15 for a Dewar's on the rocks.
Not everyone present was gay (there were about 200 listeners), and not everything that was said by the panelists was as piquantly mischievous as Mr.
There was a sense, even, that nobody can isolate what is, or isn't, exclusively "gay" in the media today, because however separate the gay aesthetic may have been 20 years ago, it is now a seamless part of the mainstream.
www.opinionjournal.com /taste/?id=105001772   (856 words)

 Mass. high court says it can't force lawmakers to vote on gay marriage ban - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Opponents of gay marriage have collected 170,000 signatures in favor of an amendment to end the practice.
Opponents of gay marriage argue that it should be up to the people, not the courts, to define something as important as marriage.
Supporters of gay marriage say the civil rights of a minority should not be put to a popular vote.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-12-27-gay-marriage_x.htm?csp=34   (582 words)

 Gays play key roles in Gephardt campaign - Washington Blade
Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles about gays playing liaison roles in the campaign organizations for Democratic presidential candidates and their views on why their chosen candidate should receive gay votes.
Although his daughter Chrissy’s decision to come out as a lesbian has strengthened Gephardt’s resolve on gay issues, Elmendorf notes that Chrissy Gephardt came out to her parents just two years ago, long after Gephardt became a vocal supporter on gay issues.
With Republicans expected to retain control of Congress, Elmendorf said the election of a Democratic president is crucial for the advancement of gay rights on a number of fronts, including ENDA and the hate crimes bill.
www.washingtonblade.com /2004/1-9/news/national/gephardt.cfm   (1131 words)

 Gay Hotels - Approved by gaytravel.com
Gay Hotels are also known as gay owned and operated hotels.
Gay-Friendly Hotels are those properties which are not owned by gay individuals, but are gay-friendly in that they are aware of the needs of gay travelers and are open to actively welcoming them to their properties.
Gay hotels and gay-friendly hotels are both listed in each city.
www.gaytravel.com /aboutus/gayhotels.cfm   (368 words)

 Central Park Zoo's gay penguins ignite debate
Silo and Roy are, to anthropomorphize a bit, gay penguins.
This growing body of science has been increasingly drawn into charged debates about homosexuality in American society, on subjects from gay marriage to sodomy laws, despite reluctance from experts in the field to extrapolate from animals to humans.
Gay groups argue that if homosexual behavior occurs in animals, it is natural, and therefore the rights of homosexuals should be protected.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/07/MNG3N4RAV41.DTL   (1084 words)

 AfterElton.com - Desperate Housewives Outs Gay Teen With a Kiss (page 2)
It wasn't until 2000 that we had the first gay kiss on network TV, on the NBC sitcom Will and Grace, but that was a "protest kiss" between two gay male friends, rather than two men in a romantic relationship.
A few gay kisses have followed on network TV since then--on an episode of Boston Public at the end of 2001, then on Dawson's Creek and The O.C. in 2003, and episodes of Will and Grace and Joan of Arcadia in 2004, and now Desperate Housewives in 2005.
Two teenage boys kissing in a pool isn't going to raise many eyebrows on a show that features storylines about a housewife seducing her teenage gardener, a PTA mom working as a high-class call-girl on the side, and a husband and wife exploring SandM.
www.afterelton.com /TV/2005/2/housewives2.html   (507 words)

 Anti-gay Senate candidate has two gay advisers - Washington Blade
Sam, a gay resident of Washington, D.C., was in Orlando on business, and went out to meet a friend for drinks.
Dowless identified himself as gay and conflicted about how to reconcile his sexual orientation with his religion and his political beliefs, according to Sam, whose account of Dowless’ statements that evening was witnessed by a Washington Blade editor, who was also present.
John Aravosis, a D.C.-based gay political consultant and activist is one of the men behind the current move to out staffers of politicians considered to be anti-gay.
www.washblade.com /2004/7-16/news/breaking/two.cfm   (2207 words)

 Flickr: Photos tagged with gay
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 The Blog | James Moore: The Closets of Karl and Ken | The Huffington Post
This fall Rove and the GOP will once more push the idea of a federal amendment to the constitution to outlaw gay marriage, repeating their silly message that it is a threat to the institution of heterosexual marriage.
Mainstream reporters have never asked Mehlman if he is gay but Eric Resnick, a journalist for a gay publication in Cleveland, chased Mehlman down at a GOP fund-raising dinner in Akron.
I have heard that Rove frequents certain gay bars in DC where he is known as "Miss Piggy." And everyone knows Herr Bush's nickname for Rove: "Turd Blossom," which refers directly to his proclivities while expressing contempt for them.
www.huffingtonpost.com /jim-moore/the-closets-of-karl-and-k_b_28669.html   (3774 words)

 Q&A: Gay Marriage As an Election Issue - Newsweek Politics - MSNBC.com
The ruling opened the door to make the state the second in the nation—after Massachusetts—to allow gay marriage by finding that the legislature must offer same-sex couples some form of marriage or civil union.
Gay marriage was one of the hot-button issues in 2004, but Evan Wolfson, executive director of the gay-rights group Freedom to Marry and author of “Why Marriage Matters” (Simon and Schuster, 2004) doesn’t believe it’s likely to resonate at the polls on Nov. 7.
But when the question is can gay people be denied marriage, people say it doesn’t matter at all.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15487562/site/newsweek   (767 words)

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