Where the word “gay” came from

A poorly-named but still charming photo blog focuses on people of the same sex enjoying each other's close company in times gone by, despite the massive taboo against homosexuality back in the day. It's heart-warming, or should be, for everyone who believes in love and friendship. 

Included is an old pulp novel cover, which makes us wonder: Could this be where the word "gay" began? 

Gaystreet

Well, not exactly. But it does have a long history: "Gay as an adjective meaning “homosexual” goes back at least to the early 1900s," reports Dictionary.com.

Should have guessed that the language, in its sly way, would be about a century ahead of our politics.

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