A gay woman was a prostitutea gay man a womanizerand a gay house a brothel. You may not know exactly what to say, but you must stop the harassment. Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobocommonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage. Keep a diary of the remarks or behaviour. Remember that homophobic bullying can affect any young person, regardless of their sexual orientation. Additionally, none of the words describing any aspect of homosexuality were considered suitable for polite society.
Keep a diary of the remarks or behaviour.
Calling someone gay 'not an insult'
Gender identities Sexual identities Sexual diversities. At about the same time, a new, pejorative use became prevalent in some parts of the world. Yet nine in ten primary and secondary school staff have never received any specific training on how to prevent and respond to this type of bullying. Unlike members of other minority groups e. So, what can caring adults do?
For many ardent feminist lesbians, it was also important that the L come first, lest an L following a G become another symbol of male dominance over women,  although other women prefer the usage gay woman. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small. When used with a derisive attitude e. Similarly, Hubert Selby, Jr. Your child needs to know that if they do decide to talk to you about bullying, you will listen and that they can trust you with what they tell you. Possible choices include identifying as gay socially, while choosing to be celibateor while anticipating a first homosexual experience.