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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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In the U.S., the word "queer", used to be a discreet way of defining someone as homosexual. Over time it became used in a more vulger sense. Since the word implies "wrong" to many, the term "gay" was adopted and driven to mainstream acceptance. I thought it was a silly word at the time, because not all homosexuals are happy, but who am I to argue?

If it is in common use in Australia, but not in America, I certainly hope that we can adhere to our native colloquialisms and no one be offended. But, anyway, that is my recollection of the history of that term in America. Maybe that helps.

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