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Gay

(pronounced – gey | geɪ)
Part of the Gayther: understanding and taking pride in sexuality series
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A gay individual can be defined as male, within the spectrum or non-binary; however, they will typically be assigned male at birth. Gay men are physically, emotionally and/or sexually attracted to individuals from the same gender/sex (male-male). The term gay is also used to describe people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and is not exclusively used concerning gay men. The word gay means happy and a rascal and was used by the LGBTQIA+ community in the 20th century to communicate their sexuality in public without being exposed. The medical term relating to gay people is a homosexual male
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  ABOUT GAY

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"You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender - people are people."

JUDITH LIGHT

A gay individual can be defined as male, within the spectrum or non-binary; however, they will typically be assigned male at birth. Gay men are physically, emotionally and/or sexually attracted to individuals from the same gender/sex (male-male). The term gay is also used to describe people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and is not exclusively used concerning gay men. The word gay means happy and a rascal and was used by the LGBTQIA+ community in the 20th century to communicate their sexuality in public without being exposed. The medical term relating to gay people is a homosexual male.

Other associated sexual identifiers:


SUMMARY

  • Men experiencing sexual attraction or desire for the same sex or gender (male-male)
  • The clinical or medical term is a homosexual male
  • Gay is also used as an umbrella term for the LGBTQIA+ community

  STATISTICS

  • Without an official census, conservative estimates predict that under 1% of men around the world identify as Gay; however, some estimates are as high as 10%
  • The word Gay originally was an English term that meant joyful, carefree, bright and showy. The name was later used for homosexual men as a way of communicating their sexuality in code
  • According to Canadian researchers, men with older brothers are three times more likely to be gay than those with no older brothers, which resulted in the term the ‘big brother effect.’
  • Billy Haines was the first movie actor who was publicly and openly gay in 1933
  • In the 1950s, the LGBT community tried to change the term ‘homosexual’ to ‘homophile’, to emphasise same-gender love rather than sex
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EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today

  AWARENESS

  Awareness Periods

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  Symbols & Flags

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  Colours

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LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

Learn more about this or other countries around the world. With over 234 country and 435 regional guides, Gayther guides provides you with all the information you need when planning your trip. From LGBTQIA+ equality to essential travel information, discover Gayther guides today

  SOCIAL MEDIA & APPS

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  TOP FIVE HASHTAGS

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#gay
2
#gayboy
3
#gaypride
4
#gayguy
5
#gayman

  Smartphone Apps

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Grindr - Gay chat

Grindr – Gay chat

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Jack’d - Gay Chat & Dating

Jack’d – Gay Chat & Dating

English | Android | IOS
ROMEO - Gay Dating & Chat

ROMEO – Gay Dating & Chat

English | Android | IOS
HIM - Gay chat

HIM – Gay chat

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GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

English | Android | IOS

 Social Media Resources

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DISCOVER HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY ARE TREATED..

From marriages and unions to the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships, discover how well each country treats members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Updated each year, you can learn of the positive and negative developments for every country worldwide. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Worldwide equality today

  Gayther Resources

  COMMUNITY INSPIRED ARTICLES

GAYTHER AFFINITY

Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself, helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself from around the world and from all age groups and backgrounds. Get involved with groups discussions, ask questions or quickly search for inclusive business, services, and events near you. Gayther Affinity is committed to safeguarding its users. Through a closed network where user registration is required and enforcing block/report policies and functions to stop online abuse. Signup for your free Affinity account today.

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DISCOVER WHICH COUNTRIES LEGALLY RECOGNISE GENDER IDENTITIES...

Gender and body dysmorphia affects many people each year. Many will feel trapped in the wrong body and look to transform their outer appearance to reflect their inner self. For those going through their transition, it is often a challenge and lengthy process. Discover how each country around the world legally acknowledges and treats gender identities

  PUBLIC FIGURES

  GAY PEOPLE

Italy
Lucius Cornelius Sulla |  Roman General, Consul, Roman Dictator
Korea, South (Republic of Korea)
Hyeong-do Gi |  Korean Poet
Iceland
Guðbergur Bergsson |  Icelandic Writer
United States of America (USA)
Harvey Bernard Milk |  American Politician, LGBT Rights Activist
United States of America (USA)
Bruce Kraus |  American Politician
United States of America (USA)
Zachary Quinto |  American Actor
United States of America (USA)
Orlando Cruz |  Puerto Rican Boxer
United States of America (USA)
Tim Cook |  American CEO of Apple, Inc.
United Kingdom (UK)
Alan Turing |  English Mathematician, Cryptographer
United Kingdom (UK)
Elton John |  English Pop Singer, Musician
All of the people featured within the list are based on those who have shown support in the past or have publicly identified with a specific sexuality, gender identity, or cause. These individuals are featured because they are positive role models for the community and help others come to terms and identify with how they are thinking and feeling. How we identify is personal to us and being featured on this list is by no means meant to out or cause offence. Instead, highlighting exceptional individuals directly linked to the community
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EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY

Over the past 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ global community has seen many positive developments, where the rights and protection for community members have greatly improved. The improvements and changes are a direct result of the exceptional individuals who stood up, often at great personal risk, to fight for and promote community rights. Discover more about some of these exceptional individuals today

  INFORMATION

  TERMS

(literal translations for popular languages)

English
gay
Spanish
gay
French
gay
German
schwul
Mandarin
同性恋者
[tóngxìngliàn zhě]
Arabic
مثلي الجنس
[mithli aljins]
Hebrew
הומו
Hindi
समलैंगिक
Dutch
homoseksueel
Portuguese
gay
Russian
гей [gey]
Japanese
同性愛者
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