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Gay

(g hard). Gay as the king's candle. A French phrase, alluding to an ancient custom observed on the 6th of January, called the “Eve or Vigil of the Kings,” when a candle of diver…

The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from 1924 to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the "Don't Ask, Don't…

Marvin Gaye

Name at birth: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.Marvin Gaye was an African-American soul singer whose hits included "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You," "Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)" and "Sexual Healing." Gaye…

Gay Deceiver

(A). A Lothario (q.v.); a libertine. “I immediately quitted the precincts of the castle, and posted myself on the high road, where the gay deceiver was sure to be intercepted on his r…

Gay Girl

A woman of light or extravagant habits. Lady Anne Berkeley, dissatisfied with the conduct of her daughter-in-law (Lady Catherine Howard), exclaimed, “By the blessed sacrament, this g…

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gayesinger, songwriterBorn: 4/2/1939Birthplace: Washington D.C. Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who was one of Motown's most successful recording artists and…

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gayesinger, songwriterBorn: 4/2/1939Birthplace: Washington D.C. Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who was one of Motown's most successful recording artists and…

Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement

Source: Excerpted from The Reader's Companion to American History. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Late in the [19th] century, as large cities allowed for greater anonymity,…