The term "gay" may be confusing and even foreign to some, forcing people to ask, "What is gay? While "gay" can be thought of as a synonym to "homosexual," there is more to the meaning of gay than that. Homosexuality is considered to be same-sex sexual attraction and behavior and "gay" is a synonym of homosexuality. The term "homosexuality" 1 was first used by Victorian scientists who considered same-sex sexual attraction and behavior a "moral deficiency. Homosexuality is still the correct term clinically, but even though homosexuality is no longer considered immoral, some people feel there are still negative overtones to the word given its origin. The term "gay" was initially a slang term developed to overcome some of these negative associations.
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Estimates as to the number of gay people in the population range from 1-in to 1-in, so why are some people gay? Are they gay by choice or is being gay genetic? The simplest answer is to look at the definition of the word "gay. No one knows for certain why any individual is gay, but the current thought is that being gay is not a choice. The reasons people are gay are both physiological and psychological.
It is one of their defining songs,  and has been considered Britain's national gay anthem. The song was originally written by Tom Robinson for a London gay pride parade in , inspired by the directness and confrontational style of the Sex Pistols. Robinson said he wrote the song to the tune of Sara by Bob Dylan : "But I realised I couldn't rip off Dylan, so I wrote new music, added the chorus and gave it that more upbeat swing.
Confused how two groups of church-goers can have such conflicting views about whether it's OK to be gay? Both sides of the debate about homosexuality in the church, which threatens to split the worldwide Anglican church, hold their views sincerely and after much study. So how can their views be so contradictory?