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Society Is 'Programmed' To Misunderstand And Misuse Gay Vocabulary
HuffPost Gay Voices editor Noah Michelson joins HuffPost Live to discuss his blog which he wrote about Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur.
A Few Words From a Real, Live C*cksucking Fag
Editorial Director, HuffPost Personal
Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.
The Other 'F' Word
D.C.-based progressive activist and organizer
This past weekend I was called a "faggot." Recently I'd realized that nothing like that had happened to me in a while and wondered if or when it would. When it did, it made me realize how much, and how little, has changed.
The 'F' Word
Executive Director, Faith In America
I've never been OK with the word "faggot" or its shortened form, "fag." Regardless of the intent behind its use, I've never been able to fully swallow that word and refrain from tensing up when it's used around me. I've always spoken out against its usage.
Should the LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' and 'Tranny'? Yes, Call Me a 'Faggot'
Director, SocialScope Productions
I embrace words like "faggot," "dyke," or "tranny" because they are not just slurs; they are descriptors. They illustrate ways of moving through the world. They portray real people, beautiful people.
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