5 Words and Phrases Straight People Should Stop Using

It’s OK to say “gay” — as long as you’re not in Florida — but let’s just banish these offenders from polite conversation.

Jeremy Helligar
5 min readMay 24, 2023

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I’m old enough to remember when “queer” was a dirty word, scarlet letters gay people were expected to wear with shame. “He’s queer,” the old church lady might say…

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Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj