Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Aug 16 11:07:26 UTC 2000

Arnold Zwicky said:

(a time when we we young and gay, as
cornelia otis skinner, i think, put it).

The play she wrote is "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay", set in the
pre-Depression era, centering on the lives of a couple of college-age rich
kids.  I was in a high-school production of it in 1968 or so, in the
Cleveland area.

At that time, in Cleveland at least, I don't recall any confusion or
comments over the word "gay".  When did the 'homosexual' sense begin to
really supplant the older sense in general use?

Frank Abate

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