In Edita Jodonytë and Palmina Morkienë's research On Sexist Attitudes in English they note "female-associated words become totally derogatory when applied to males"[19] and “[W]hen language oppresses it does so by any means that disparage and belittle.”[20] Comparing a gay man to fruit, soft and tender, effeminate, like a woman has possibly gained near universal use because both LGBT people and fruit are found nearly everywhere. It is about a lesbian girl who grows up in an extremely religious community. * [http://books.google.com/books?id=2XBtBapxXrMC&dq=jonathan+ned+katz+fruit "Whose National Security? However, Jeanette finds herself subject to desires and feelings that contrast with the beliefs of the evangelical church. It was later revealed that the book was at least partly autobiographical.cite weblast=McLeodfirst=Ernietitle=Queer Classics: John Rechy's "City of Night" publisher=Out In The Mountainsdate=March 3, 2002url =http://www.mountainpridemedia.org/oitm/issues/2002/03mar2002/ae10_qclassics.htmaccessdate=2007-11-15] The protagonist has sex with "men for money but with women to prove his masculinity intact" with the book exploring seedy gay sex and those who deal with the criminal aspects of it.citation |url=http://www.johnrechy.com/city.htm |title=City of Night |periodical=JohnRechy.com |accessdate=2007-10-22] Over three decades later Rechy complained noting "I'm no longer young, I understand the attack, and I protest the abuse and its recent extension" referring to the reprint of the review in a 1988 collection of reviews, "Selections" which was again rerun, intact, in 1996.

In Polari, fruit means queen, which at the time and still today is a term for gay men and can be used positively or negatively depending on the speaker, usage and intent.cite weblast=Gaudiofirst=Rudolf P.title=Sounding Gay: Pitch Properties in the Speech of Gay and Straight Men publisher=Duke University Pressdate=Journal of American Speech, Vol. It is about a lesbian girl who grows up in an extremely religious community. In South Africa the definition seems more stringent stating that she only has gay male friends while in Filipino culture "fruit fly" is based on a metaphor of a women buzzing around gay men.cite weblast=Torrefirst=Beatriz A. coauthor =Eric Julian Manalastas, Denise Gabrielle A. Sese, Arlene Catanghaltitle=Fag Hags in Filipino Gay Culture: Friendships, Identities, and Personalitypublisher=University of the Philippines Dilimandate=presented at “Sexualities, Genders, and Rights in Asia: The 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies” in Bangkok, Thailand (8-10 July 2005)url =http://66.102.1.104/scholar?hl=en&lr=&q=cache:wXFCpVGq0L4J:web.kssp.upd.edu.ph/talastasan/papers/torre_manalastas_paper.pdf+fruit+homosexuality+termaccessdate=2007-11-15] See also * Terminology of homosexualityReferencesFurther reading* "Fruit Loops and Naughty Places: How the Language of Gay City Reflects the Politics of Urban Gay Experience." Montreal: Black Rose 1996.

He specifically cites the title and adds that "City of Night" became an international bestseller, has never been out of print, is taught in literature courses and is considered a modern classic.cite weblast=Rechyfirst=John title=Complaint (Re: Fruit Salad)publisher=The New York Review of Booksdate=October 31, 1996, Volume 43, Number 17url =http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:xxynAs0Sa3YJ:www.nybooks.com/articles/1378+%22fruit+salad%22+%22city+of+night%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=usaccessdate=2007-11-15] In an interview in Poets & Writers it was revealed by Chester's once-editor Edward Field that "the title of the offending review…was not Alfred Chester's but the New York Review of Books's. 1/2 (Spring - Summer, 1970), pp. R. Jeffrey Ringer (ed.) ed. Bardis, Pano A. Bay Timespublisher=Out In The Mountainsdate=February 24, 2000url =http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/02/24/MN79034.DTLaccessdate=2007-11-14] and possibly the world, which aired weekly from 1982–1987 from Berkeley radio station KPFA, the first listener-supported radio broadcaster in the United States.Fruit standIn South Africa a "fruit stand" is a gay bar while in the US it is an area to pick-up gay male hustlers.In 1983, Frank Robinson, a spokesman for the San Francisco Giants, joked that the team is planning to have a special seating section for gays. * Queer Words, Queer Images. “A Glossary of Homosexuality”. Eric Stephen Booth directs the show as well as one of the longest-running programs on Bronx public access television - "Strange Fruits," which the New York Times describes as "a 30-minute burst of gender-bending camp and low-budget intrigue" that is "flamboyantly irreverent, unabashedly gay and teeming with men in high heels and pantyhose." They started in 1988 and attract international travelers to the middle of the Australian bush with attendance of 3,500 people. R. Jeffrey Ringer (ed.) The idea was to unmask perverts by measuring involuntary pupillary dilations and other physiological reactions to pictures and words. Queer Words, Queer Images. Chesebro, James W., ed. "Alright, me old fruit?" New York: New York University Press, 175-92. 1980. * "A Secret World of Sex, Forbidden Fruit: The British Experience 1900-1950" by Steve Humphries, London; Sidgwick and Jackson 1988. 1981.

Because of these feelings, she finds herself subject to horrific practices and exorcisms, encouraged by her mother and her mother's friends.The novel interweaves Biblical passages thus exploring the tension many LGBT people have with organized religion and Christianity in particular. Other devices involved showing subjects pictures of seminude men and measuring eye movement or attention span.

"he's a complete fruitcake") although "Cassell's Dictionary of Slang" traces uses of "fruitcake" meaning an eccentric (crazy) person to 1910s.cite weblast=Greenfirst=Jonathontitle=Cassell's Dictionary of Slangpublisher=Sterling Publishing, ISBN 0304366366date=2006, page 549url =http://books.google.com/books?id=my_ut0maeV4C&pg=PA440&dq=%22Donut+puncher%22+gay&sig=thPzRoHEPOezH1XHX499prJycNUaccessdate=2007-11-16] It is derived from the expression "nutty as a fruitcake", which was first recorded in 1935. However, Jeanette finds herself subject to desires and feelings that contrast with the beliefs of the evangelical church.

However, Jeanette finds herself subject to desires and feelings that contrast with the beliefs of the evangelical church. * Queer Words, Queer Images. "Strange Fruit" became a signature song for Holiday. “Instead of a grandstand,” he says, “We’re going to call it a fruit stand.”cite weblast=de la Croixfirst=Sukietitle=Gay Hostory: What a Difference a Gay Makes: Feb. 9-15publisher=Same Samedate=2003-02-12url =http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=2547accessdate=2007-11-16] Speaking of "celebrated fag hag" and former Warhol superstar Dorothy Dean, author Hilton Als writes (she) "reigned, with both cruelty and compassion, over that site of urban gay culture she called 'the fruit stand'. Leap, William L. 1996c. "Fruit Punch""Fruit Punch" was the first gay radio show in the United States,cite webtitle=The Rest Of Our World......publisher=Out In The Mountainsdate=April 2000url =http://www.mountainpridemedia.org/oitm/issues/2000/apr2000/news_wbriefs.htmaccessdate=2007-11-14] cite weblast=Zoellnerfirst=Tomtitle=Roland Schembari -- Co-Founder of S.F. It is about a lesbian girl who grows up in an extremely religious community.

The phrase "Be fruitful, and multiply" has been cited to support theories that God does not believe in gay rights, LGBT people are not born as such and instead have made a lifestyle choice and that God does not approve of homosexuality.

The phrase "Be fruitful, and multiply" has been cited to support theories that God does not believe in gay rights, LGBT people are not born as such and instead have made a lifestyle choice and that God does not approve of homosexuality. Maledicta, IV.1, 59-64.

* [http://books.google.com/books?id=2XBtBapxXrMC&dq=jonathan+ned+katz+fruit "Whose National Security? However, Jeanette finds herself subject to desires and feelings that contrast with the beliefs of the evangelical church. The story is of a male hustler seeking love while working the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. The story is of a male hustler seeking love while working the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. 15, No. Our parties are very camp, very queer – we embrace the full queer mix.”cite weblast=Taylorfirst=Christian title=Time To Get Your Fruit Onpublisher=Same Samedate=2007-10-26url =http://www.samesame.com.au/features/1549/Time-To-Get-Your-Fruit-On.htmaccessdate=2007-11-16] Fruit Juice"Fruit Juice" is a name of a magazine started in 1988 by "two dykes and two poofters" in Lismore in northern NSW Australia that was a focal point for the formation of the "Tropical Fruits" community group.

“Instead of a grandstand,” he says, “We’re going to call it a fruit stand.”cite weblast=de la Croixfirst=Sukietitle=Gay Hostory: What a Difference a Gay Makes: Feb. 9-15publisher=Same Samedate=2003-02-12url =http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=2547accessdate=2007-11-16] Speaking of "celebrated fag hag" and former Warhol superstar Dorothy Dean, author Hilton Als writes (she) "reigned, with both cruelty and compassion, over that site of urban gay culture she called 'the fruit stand'. * [http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7nVq0BLfVT4C&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=fruit+homosexuality+term+reclaim&ots=0elE9MiBOy&sig=6WLT5rWcfi9d3W5Mmy4ZhnGnCNQ#PPA229,M1 Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture] by Raymond-Jean. Chesebro, James W., ed.

Montreal: Black Rose 1996. [cite journallast=Maxfirst=Louis Williamyear=1935title=Breaking Up a Homosexual Fixation by the Condition Reaction Technique: A Case Studyjournal=Psychology Bulletinvolume=32pages=734 ] [cite journallast=Liebmanfirst=Samuelyear=1967title=Homosexuality, Transvestism, and Psychosis: Study of a Case Treated with Electroshockjournal=Journal of Nervous & Mental Diseasevolume=99pages=945–57 ] so transferring the meaning of "fruitcake", nutty, to someone who is deemed insane, or crazy, may have seemed rational at the time and many apparently believed that LGBT people were mentally unsound.