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To see you come tripping along decked out in all your gay plumage and trolling forth a roundelay, one would think you had not a care in all the world.
Should the grizzly saints establish their jurisdiction over the gay sinners, then would their spirits darken all the clime, and make it a land of clouded visages, of hard toil, of sermon and psalm forever.
The ring of gay masquers was disordered and broken; the stag lowered his antlers in dismay; the wolf grew weaker than a lamb; the bells of the morris-dancers tinkled with tremulous affright.
When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter's mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.
In spite of this affliction, she looked unusually gay and graceful as she glided away.
"What a pity that such men as he, that have no thought but to go abroad in gay clothes, should have good fellows, whose shoes they are not fit to tie, dancing at their bidding.
But thou must change thy name, for warrants will be out presently against thee; so, because of thy gay clothes, thou shalt henceforth and for aye be called Will Scarlet."
But, in spite of these things, it was a gay and magnificent revel.
And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired.
Accustomed as I was to seeing him gay and, indeed, often too gay, I would many times find him plunged in the deepest melancholy.
According to a September survey of members conducted by Community Marketing Inc., a San Francisco-based LGBT market research company, 77.6% of respondents said that they were more likely to choose to travel to destinations that are known for being gay-friendly.
Bower's book, notes Robinson, has as its central premise that the gay movement has been hijacked by gay radicals and it has embraced alliance politics--those who believe that the oppression of gays is linked to the oppression of other groups, namely women, trans folks, and people of color communities.