Not “Gay.”

British MP David Lammy insisted this weekend that the word “gay” must not be “bad:” “I passionately believe that whether in school, college, university or the workplace, people have the right to study and work without fear or prejudice… So in the UK we must kick homophobia out of our classrooms and places of work. The use of language for instance where ‘gay’ is becoming the most common synonym for uncool or rubbish must be challenged, not swept under the carpet.” [UK Gay News]