On a recent episode of Late Night, host Seth Meyers addressed a potentially homophobic phrase that people still use religiously without realizing it. This occurred during his "For The Record" segment, in which Meyers corrected inaccuracies in the media.
Meyers was discussing the controversy during Nancy Reagan's funeral when Hillary Clinton praised the former First Lady for "starting a national conversation" on AIDS, which was completely false. After LGBT activists voiced their concerns online, The New York Times reported on the story with this headline:
Meyers found it troubling that The New York Times described the social media comments as "Gay Twitter," as opposed to just Twitter.
"For the record, there's no app called Gay Twitter," Meyers said.
That's when Myers delivered a memorable and funny speech about why we shouldn't use the term "gay" in front of every word because it can be demeaning to the LGBT community.
"There's Twitter, and sometimes gay people use it, but aren't we past the point of putting the word 'gay' in front of everything gay people do?" he said. "We don't have to call them gay weddings anymore. They're just weddings. Your gay best friend can just be your best friend. And if Brenda and Karen invite you for Thanksgiving, the thing they serve is just turkey. Just regular turkey. It's just as dry."