Usually when someone tells me not to use a word, it just makes me want to use it more. But I have noticed that around friends/relatives who are gay, I make a concerted effort not to say “that’s gay” meaning “that’s bad”. I’m not always successful, but if I am embarrassed to say it in person, I should stop myself from using it in this manner on my blog. I did a quick search and I use it something like 138 times in this way. I’m not going to go back and change them all but from now on:
This sleeping bag is gay. It does not keep me warm.
This sleeping bag is gay. There are two naked men in here with me.