The Speech Police at Emerson College in Boston ($59,728 per year) have decided the word “homosexual” is offensive.
“Use gay or lesbian when describing people who are attracted to members of the same sex,” school officials instruct in the guide. “Avoid the use of homosexual and homosexual relationship.”
I am assuming the word “Queer” still flies there, which makes this whole exercise akin to banning the word “African-American” but “rhymes-with-bigger” is still okay.
I wonder if ‘Sodomites’ is still okay. How about “Butt Pirate?”