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Why is their a specific name for female gay people but not male gay people?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • maybe originally homosexual males were called "gay" and homosexual females were called "lesbians". then people just started usig the term "gay" for both.

    Answer by emilsmama at 11:49 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • i agree with emil but i think the real question is way are lesbians hot and gay guys gross?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • After you ever seen Mr. Jay on America's Next Top Model? He is one hot gay guy! Whew!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • The term "lesbian" or "sapphic" for female homosexuality, comes from the Greek. There was a female poet named Sapphos, from the island of Lesbos, who wrote love poems to her female lover. (This was at a time when male homosexuality was accepted, but female homosexuality was a capital offense).

    As far as I know, while there have been a number of famous homosexual men, none have inspired a change in terminology.

    Answer by geminilove at 12:23 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

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