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Should we be reclaiming the F-Word? Here's what the gays have to say!

Should we be reclaiming the F-Word? Here's what the gays have to say!

Should we be reclaiming the F-Word? Here's what the gays have to say!

Out asked LA Pride in the Park 2024 attendees their thoughts on reclaiming the controversial but popular term... and here's what they had to say!

Welcome to Out & About, Out's new man-on-the-street style interview series where we venture off into the real world to attend some fun events and ask the LGBTQ+ community their thoughts on culture, what's current, and all the other things that affect them IRL!

Though it has a long and controversial history, it has become more and more common in recent years for members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly gay men, to jovially and fraternally refer to each other by the "F-word." (Yes, that F-word)

But is that word something that we should be reclaiming? Is it as bad as we've made it out to be in the past? Does it hurt people when they hear it still? Or is there a certain power in reclaiming something that used to be used against us and taking power in it?

While we attended the 2024 edition of the LA Pride in the Park music festival, we asked some festival attendees what their thoughts were, and this is what they had to say!

Do you have strong opinions on the reclamation of the F Word? Wanna share your thoughts with us for a future article? Send an email voices@equalpride.com and let us know!

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Raffy Ermac

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.