How did you find out what the word "Gay" meant when you were younger?

#1
To start off

My friend was telling me about a wrestler who he didnt like. So he said that he was "Gay". Not knowing what it meant I asked my dad and he said "Its when two men walk on the beach holding hands". Then he said its when a boy likes a boy.
I was 8 at the time

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#2
Well, I asked my uncle, and he said 'let me show you, John'. He put his hands on my legs, and started rubbing up and down, then he pulled down his zippers and put my hands around hi..

That's not what happened. I can't remember how I found out.
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#3
5th grade bus. I didn't know all year, then people finally caved in and told me. "Ohhhhhhhhhhhh" is what I said.
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#6
Someone called me a fag on the play ground, and I called my teacher a fag in the class room. She explained what it meant. I was pretty confused about why it would be a bad thing to like boys.
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#8
I don't remember a specific time, I pretty much knew about homosexuality early on as a kid.
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#9
I believe it was when my mom went on a rant about how "gays are abominations against God".


That's about the time I started not being any sort of religion too, coincidentally.
#10
Back in the day when I was sleeping, and a chipmunk wizard came in and said "Boy! Wanna know what bein' "gay" means?" A night I will never forget.

Seriously, I can't even remember last week properly. How do you expect me to remember this?
#11
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My first learning of the word gay was from my dad, and i quote

"Gay is when a boy puts his willy in another boys bum"

I was shocked.


that's homosexual intercourse i'm afraid...

anyway, gay meant happy. yes, i am that old...
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#13
i used to think it meant "happy" until my friend told me the 'new' meaning.
#14
why would I possibly remember that ?!


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#15
It was when I was 31 and in jail... No, it didn't happen to me, but I saw things that shouldn't have been seen.
#16
I asked my mom when I was like in 2nd grade
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#17
also, when did the meaning of 'gay' change from 'happy' to 'homosexual'?
#18
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anyway, gay meant happy. yes, i am that old...


+1

'Faggot' means nothing to me, other than a bale of firewood. I refuse to believe it has any modern connotation. *coughs*
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#19
My older cousins would always tell me "gay" meant "cool" so I would run around telling people "I am so gay" when I was like 8. Fucking towels.
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#20
grade 2 never heard the word until I moved to canada and it was everywhere

I remember specifically when I first heard the n word though, I was watching die hard with a vengeance and he had the sign on his body I hate etc. and I asked my dad and he told me
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#22
School. Like 3rd grade. also, similar to
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Someone called me a fag on the play ground, and I called my teacher a fag in the class room. She explained what it meant. I was pretty confused about why it would be a bad thing to like boys.

this dumbass in my english class (like 7th grade) didn't know what c.unt meant, so he asked the teacher. whole class was lmfao.
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Well, I asked my uncle, and he said 'let me show you, John'. He put his hands on my legs, and started rubbing up and down, then he pulled down his zippers and put my hands around hi..

That's not what happened. I can't remember how I found out.


Definitely a good thing for the pit for you to be back... :p

And I can't remember how I learned about it...
#25
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yeah i was like 7... and i watched a big gang-like racist fight and heard it from someone watching and asked my grandpa and he laughed at me and told me exactly what it meant
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#26
my brother called someone a faggot, i asked him what that was and he said it means gay, i asked him what that was and he said it means he likes other guys the way he should like girls.
#27
I remember being like 6 and some older boys on the playground told me that it meant "happy".
That did not end well.
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#28
Uh, I don't really remember.
I think it went something like this
*whilst insulting 'classmate' at the tender age of 7/8 with 2 friends*
"Ha! You're gay!"
"Yeah you're queer!"
"You fancy boys!"
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#29
my sister told me when i was like 8. we were watching some movie, and i asked her what it meant.

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+1

'Faggot' means nothing to me, other than a bale of firewood. I refuse to believe it has any modern connotation. *coughs*


it's a piece of food!

...

honest.
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