• WordNet 3.6
    • n gayness a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Baron's Retainers, Mesdames Blythe and Gay, giving him the results of their readings The Baron's Retainers, Mesdames Blythe and Gay, giving him the results of their readings

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Q-Tip Cotton Swabs were originally called Baby Gays
    • n Gayness Gayety; finery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Comedian/actor Billy Crystal portrayed Jodie Dallas, the first openly gay main character on network television on ABC's Soap, which aired from 1977 to 1981.
    • n gayness The state or quality of being gay, in any sense; gaiety; fineness.
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  • John Spong
    John Spong
    “The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.”
  • Kathleen Turner
    Kathleen Turner
    “I know there are nights when I have power, when I could put on something and walk in somewhere, and if there is a man who doesn't look at me, it's because he's gay.”
  • Andrew Young
    “Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, the mind annihilates and calls for more.”


In literature:

The theatre is rigged out with flags, and looks quite gay.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The fresh air, the gay streets and attractive shops, quite restored Ida's good-humor.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
He had a fleeting vision of what gay dogs they must have been.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The path led through prairie grass, gay at that season with flowers.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The Duchess was very civil and the party very gay.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Gay made some remarks.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
But if Mabel was not exactly gay, Grace Meredith made up for it.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
All we had to do was to be merry and gay.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
If you girls come out next winter, you'll be so gay with dances and parties, I can't play with you at all.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
On her brow, formerly so gay, a veil of sadness was overspread.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Now, that he had brought forth his child, he seemed more light-hearted, gay and boyish than ever.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The idea of so gay a creature starving was abhorrent.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Nothing of the sort happened, however, and he soon found himself before the gay windows of a toyshop.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
I couldn't help myself though I tried hard not to, and to be gay and jolly before all the girls.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
Perhaps a time may come when my brother will make Manor Cross gay again, but it is not very gay now.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
All the women one encounters at Palla's parties are gay, accomplished, clever, piquant.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
These profs were brilliant, sparkling, gay.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
She dared one peep at the gay company.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
Beside her rested a live panther, stretched out like a gay footstool, and played with her hair like a young kitten.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
Gay, the leader of the orchestra at the Parthenon.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

They say she'd kiss the Boy awake,
And hail Him gay and clear,
But oh, her heart was like to break
To count another year.
"The Gentlest Lady" by Dorothy Parker
More of the tale I tell not so—
But for myself would say:
My heart is quiet with what I know,
With what I hope, is gay.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
The Warden's daughters in Lochwood sate,
Were all both fair and gay,
All save the Lady Margaret,
And she was wan and wae.
"The Reiver's Wedding" by Sir Walter Scott
The lark has her gay song begun,
She leaves her grassy nest,
And soars till the unrisen sun
Gleams on her speckled breast.
"To The Morning" by Henry Kirke White
One pious afternoon in June
When pyronomics held full sway,
My pilot, fancy, led me on
To seek new fields, piebald and gay.
"Pious Pie Poem Puns" by Jared Barhite
As the lark that hails the morning
With songs so blythe and gay,
As the doves that woo the evening,
May thy hours pass away.
"A Bridal Toast" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Jerry Falwell, with his knack for locating sin, writes in his magazine National Liberty Journal that he has "the gay-pride color" (purple) and "the gay-pride symbol" (a triangle) and that his bag resembles a purse.
Gaye, Ed TownsendProducers: Gaye, TownsendReleased: June '73, Tamla14 weeks.
ADA, MI – One of Michigan's largest gay rights organizations won't be joining in the boycott of Amway over company President Doug DeVos' $500,000 donation to anti-gay marriage group.
The city's highest elected gay official, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, lashed out earlier today at Mahmoud Ahmadenijad's comments that there are no gay people in Iran.
Due to steady and increasing erosion at the Gay Head Cliffs, the Gay Head Light will need to be moved in the next one to three years and could cost as much as $3 million to relocate, the Aquinnah board of selectmen learned this week.
A prominent gay Republican group offered Mitt Romney its "qualified endorsement" on Tuesday, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slammed Romney's opposition to gay marriage.
WASHINGTON — A prominent gay Republican group offered Mitt Romney its "qualified endorsement" on Tuesday, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slammed Romney's opposition to gay marriage.
A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions.
The OneNewsNow story about Gay, which was spotted by blogger Ed Brayton at, as well as by gay blogs, including PageOneQ, even included these nice details about Mr Homosexual 's qualifying sprint.
The leader of a Kansas gay rights group on Monday expressed outrage that Gov Sam Brownback was going to a highly publicized prayer event put on by anti-gay groups.
Not only was Joe Simpson leading a secret gay life, but a new report claims Jessica Simpson 's father hired a gay male escort, and now he's opened up about his romp with Joe, and has all the details.
The number of gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has dipped slightly this season to 19 out of nearly 650 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Target has long been supportive of gay rights through its sponsorship of the Twin Cities Pride festivities in Minneapolis and its corporate policies protecting gay and lesbian employees.
A prominent retired psychiatrist is apologizing to the gay community for a decade-old study that concluded some gay people can go straight through what's called reparative therapy.
Brokeback Mountain gave us gay cowboys, but The Fabulous Beekman Boys gave us gay farmers.

In science:

We are indebted to Colin Gay for the data acquisition software.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Gay-Berne ellipsoids with longitudinal point dipoles show a stabilization of the nematic phase with respect to the isotropic phase as the dipoles are moved from the centers of the molecules to the ends17 , and can exhibit antiferroelectric smectic phases with striped structures18 .
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
Tilted polar smectic phases have been reported in fluids of Gay-Berne molecules with transverse dipole moments19 .
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
Gay , “Study and test of a hybrid coronagraph”, Proc.
Prototyping coronagraphs for exoplanet characterization with SPHERE
Finally, we state an analogous of Lemma 2.3 to show that the category of gAY Dg is monoidal.
Cyclic cohomology of Lie algebras
Williams’ proof builds on results of Gay and Kirby [GK1] which, in turn, depend on deep theorems in 3-dimensional contact topology4.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
Recently Gay and Kirby have published a result that contains Theorem 3.15 as a special case [GK4].
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
Gay and Robion Kirby, Constructing Lefschetz-type fibrations on fourmanifolds, Geom.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
On the other hand, wesoly jak trubadur (literally “gay as a troubadour”) probably changes the intent. I am guessing wesoly was added for reasons of symmetry, to balance the ciety.
My Life with Fisher
Gay-Ducati), which may be causing a decrease of particle creation at forward rapidities in heavy ion collisions at RHIC, although the evidence is uncertain (M.
XIth International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering in Chateau de Blois, France, May 15 - 20, 2005. Conference Summary
Gay Ducati , Using dileptons to probe the color glass condensate. Phys.
Diffraction 2006: Theoretical Summary
Gay-Balmaz F., Ratiu T., Euler–Poincar´e and Lie–Poisson formulations of Euler–Yang–Mills equations, Preprint, 2006.
Geodesic Equations on Diffeomorphism Groups
Gay-Balmaz F., Ratiu T., Well posedness of higher dimensional Camassa–Holm equations on manifolds, Preprint, 2007.
Geodesic Equations on Diffeomorphism Groups
Gay Ducatti, vector meson production at HERA is actually well-fit by such a model.
The VIIth Blois Workshop: Theory Summary and Factorization Issues
Gay, “Searching for Higgs bosons at LEP 2 with Aleph detector”.
Moriond '97 - Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories - Conference Summary