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01/11/2008

'Wall Street' gays: Coming freely for 24 years

by Jeremy Hooper

200801111155-2Twenty four years ago today, editors at the staid, buttoned-up Wall Street Journal began allowing their writers to use the word "gay" instead of "homosexual" within the pages of the fiscally-focused daily.

A welcome development, for sure. Unfortunately, however, it was still years after before we finally convinced them to stop referring to male gay sex as a "back-end loan" that pays a "cum dividend," or the female variety as a "sushi bond."

Here is what happened on January 11th... [Today in Queer History]

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