Gay is an adjective meaning "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy"; however in modern usage, gay is a word usually used, as either a noun or adjective, to refer to homosexuals; persons sexually oriented toward members of their own gender.
"Gay", when used as an adjective, sometimes describes traits associated with both homosexual men and women, their culture, or perceived lifestyle. The term lesbian, on the other hand, is used exclusively in a gender-specific way to describe homosexual women.
Abu Nuwas, the first and foremost Islamic gay poet - The gay life and poetry of Abu Nuwas, the homosexual Arab poet of medieval Baghdad.
Meta Description: [ Abu Nuwas, a biography of the gay Arab poet, with examples of homosexual poetry. ]
Arabian Folk Tales - Collection of gay Islamic folktales and historical anecdotes, from the 1001 Nights and the Delight of Hearts.
Meta Description: [ The World History Of Male Love - An exploration of gay history through art and literature. ]
Islam and Ottoman Times - Survey of Turkish homosexuality from ancient times to the present.