A BBC ruling by the Board of Governors over the use of the word in this context by Chris Moyles on his Radio 1 show, "I do not want that one, it's gay," advises "caution on its use" for this reason:. The British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has argued that the term gay is merely a cultural expression which reflects the current status of homosexuality within a given society, and claiming that "Queer, gay, homosexual Community Culture. Using it to describe an object, such as an item of clothing, suggests that it is particularly flamboyant, often on the verge of being gaudy and garish. Retrieved 13 February American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Solliciteer nu!
While retaining its other meanings, its use among young people as a general term of disparagement is common.
Some reject the term homosexual as an identity-label because they find it too clinical-sounding;    they believe it is too focused on physical acts rather than romance or attraction, or too reminiscent of the era when homosexuality was considered a mental illness. Community Culture. Archived from the original on 28 March