“Homosexual” is derogatory

So, I read in a post on Clayton Cramer’s blog that the term “homosexual” is derogatory. Hello. What the heck? Same sex. That’s all it means. If “homosexual” is derogatory, wouldn’t that make “heterosexual” derogatory too? It means different sex.

This bit of PC foolishness may explain why one of my students, writing on gay adoption, kept writing “lesbian or gay” instead of “homosexual.” I was annoyed.

And I didn’t realize that “gay” is only male homosexuals, but it must be. Since “lesbian” is only female homosexuals.