Learn The History Of The Word ‘Gay’

Just ahead of Pride Month, Origin Of Everything delivers a history lesson that’s all about the word “GAY.” The word has a long history in the English language, but why did “GAY” stop meaning “happy” and start referring “same sex relationships?” Host Danielle Bainbridge explains the evolution of the word below.

The episode is a little lengthy but overall an informative watch. If you just want the quick rundown, skip over to the 5:13 mark to get the abridged version of the lesson. Who knew at one point it had to do with brothels???

History of the Word “Gay”