That's So Gay!
What do people mean when they say, "That's so gay"?
Thats so gay! Thats so gay! ! Everyone says it. Right? Its no big deal.!! Maybe you say it, too.! ! But what do you mean when you say it, exactly?! ! Thats so gay?! Do you mean brilliant like Alan Turing the British mathematician and logician who cracked German codes, which helped defeat the Nazis?! Do you mean witty like Oscar Wilde the Irish poet and writer from the 1800s, who we still quote today?! Do you mean athletic like Martina Navratilova, the Czech-born tennis player who was number 1 in the world and arguably the greatest player of either gender ever?! Do you mean artistic like Andy Warhol, the American artist and leading gure in the Pop Art movement?! Do you mean poetic like Walt Whitman, the father of free verse and probably the greatest American poet of all time?! Do you mean intellectual like Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Austrian-born philosopher?! Do you mean smart or adventurous like Sally Ride, the physicist and astronaut and the rst American woman in space?! Do you mean musical like Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer, who wrote some of the most popular music in the classical canon?! Do you mean brave like Harvey Milk, the rst openly gay person to be elected to public ofce in California?! Do you mean dashing and talented like Sir Ian McKellen, one of the greatest and most respected actors of our time?! Do you mean compassionate like Florence Nightingale, the English social reformer and founder of modern nursing?! Do you mean tough like Michael Sam, defensive end for the St. Louis Rams and the NFLs rst openly gay player?! So many great words to choose from when youre describing something. ! ! Gay is just one.! ! Why not be clear about what you mean?! ! Gay people will probably appreciate it.! In honor of all my LGBTQ brothers and sisters | Pride Month, June 2014! ! @stribs! Thank you!