Seize the gay

‘Homosexuality’ is mysteriously trending and Twitter has a LOT to say

The word “homosexuality” is currently tending on Twitter and nobody seems to know why.

The term itself is dated and usually best to avoid. GLAAD explains it as such:

Please use gay or lesbian [instead of ‘homosexual’] to describe people attracted to members of the same sex. Because of the clinical history of the word “homosexual,” it is aggressively used by anti-gay extremists to suggest that gay people are somehow diseased or psychologically/emotionally disordered – notions discredited by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association in the 1970s. Please avoid using “homosexual” except in direct quotes. Please also avoid using “homosexual” as a style variation simply to avoid repeated use of the word “gay.” The Associated Press, The New York Times and The Washington Post restrict use of the term “homosexual”

However, Twitter was less concerned with the word’s problematic history as they were in seizing on the trend to celebrate gayness. Can’t we do both?

Here’s some of the best responses: