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just gay enough

(potentially offensive) Of a man, possessing a number of stereotypically homosexual qualities seen as attractive by women, while still being unambiguously heterosexual. I still want a man to be manly, but just gay enough that he can have a conversation about his emotions.
See also: enough, gay, just

with gay abandon

With rash, unrestrained impulsiveness, enthusiasm, or zeal. Ever since my brother got that car for his birthday, he's been motoring around at night with gay abandon. The insurgents set upon the town and began firing their weapons with gay abandon.
See also: abandon, gay

with gay aˈbandon

(old-fashioned) without thinking about the results or effects of a particular action: Although she was nervous at first, she was soon singing and dancing with gay abandon.
Gay here means ‘happy and without cares’.
See also: abandon, gay

(as) gay as pink ink

mod. having to do with an obviously homosexual person, usually a male. These two guys—as gay as pink ink—came in together.
See also: gay, ink, pink

gay as pink ink

verb
See also: gay, ink, pink
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Dominance' is a composite of duration and density, and refers to the extent to which a significant attribute, like gayness, 'occupies one's whole self' (28).
But this clearly is not happening, leading many to insist that there is nothing genetic about gayness.
He's All Man: Learning Masculinity, Gayness, and Love from American Movies suffers because-as the subtitle suggests-the author takes on such a broad spectrum of topics (albeit interrelated ones).
Is it only our generation for whom such imagery takes on an erotic valence because of our more open attitudes towards gayness and religion?
While I would argue that, aesthetically speaking, the torturous middle ground of frantic and ecstatic self-betrayal is by far the more interesting, Nelson's account ties artistic accomplishment to a conflict-free authorial self-acceptance, and this achievement is tied to an ability to overcome the specificities of gayness, even as his account implicitly ties this overcoming of queerness to the closet.
So are insights drawn from zoology and current-day theoretical physics, reflections on the impact of the late--1960s sexual revolution and open gayness, and Paz's further thoughts about the nature and effect of modernity, among many other topics.
On point of performance, Trinidad is commendable for resisting to overperform his character's gayness.
A national correspondent for the New York Times, Schwartz tells us about his son's difficulties as a gay teenager while also examining research into gayness, homophobia, and teen suicide.
She wants to make a big announcement to her granny, who will take the gayness in her stride but wonder why she's making such a big thing of it.
Grey, bagginess of ensemble should not be mentioned: this indicates neither pregnancy nor gayness.
SAM was musing the other night whether gayness ran in the Dingle family.
I'm rather trying to show how their gayness everywhere affected their art, and how that art structured our avant-garde culture such that it's plausible to state that American art is at a basic level queer.
These include asking Senator David Norris: "Do you ever think they'll find a cure for gayness.
Apparently he missed his own memo about her gayness.
I do not go around in pink dresses, nor do I preach gayness.