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Watch: When did gay go from meaning happy to homosexual?

Watch: When did gay go from meaning happy to homosexual?

Do you know the history of the word homosexual?

Some may use this word frequently, where others prefer to use the word gay, so YouTube vlogger Cristen Conger decided to put a video together explaining the different definitions the word has had.

And it makes for a very interesting history lesson.

For example, did you know up until 1973 homosexuality was listed as a sociopathic personality disorder?

Also, the gays involved in the early gay rights movement referred to themselves as homophiles and certain publications have limits on the number of times they will use the word homosexual in their articles.

Check out the video here and see if you learn anything new: