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GUEST,Barrie Roberts BS: Queer as Folk - explain (27) RE: BS: Queer as Folk - explain 24 Jan 06

Up to about the Great War 'gay' was applied as an adjective to female prostitutes --- 'gay women'. The standard prostitute's invitation was 'Are you gay?', meaning 'Are you randy?' The question survived among homosexuals with an altered meaning --- 'Are you one of us?'.

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