16 8 / 2011

Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (1925) by Gertrude Stein, is a poem that tells “the Tale of Two Young Ladies Who Where Gay Together and of How One Left The Other Behind.”
Miss Furr and Miss Skeene was the first published use of the word “gay” to mean homosexual, (the word had a double meaning in the poem), and was hugely influential in the adoption of the term.
The text of the poem can be found here. (It’s recommended that it be read aloud to get the full effect).

Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (1925) by Gertrude Stein, is a poem that tells “the Tale of Two Young Ladies Who Where Gay Together and of How One Left The Other Behind.”

Miss Furr and Miss Skeene was the first published use of the word “gay” to mean homosexual, (the word had a double meaning in the poem), and was hugely influential in the adoption of the term.

The text of the poem can be found here. (It’s recommended that it be read aloud to get the full effect).