new york times & ms./gay

Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU
Sun May 23 03:28:55 UTC 1999

Can anyone tell me when the New York Times started using 'Ms.' (in
addition to 'Mrs.' and 'Miss')  or referring to people/organizations as
'gay' (rather than 'homosexual')?  I know that Ms. was quite
late--mid-late 80s, I think.  Or, if you have an easy way to figure this
out, without going through years' worth of old newspapers, please
suggest it to me.

Thanks much,


M. Lynne Murphy
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English
Baylor University
PO Box 97404
Waco, TX 76798

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