The word "gay" seems to have radically changed in meaning in recent years. The is a fairly well-known Christmas song (Deck the Halls) with a line "don we now our gay apparel", meaning put on party clothes for Christmas. In the 1930's there was a Fred Astaire - Ginger Rodgers move "The Gay Divorcee", where the woman wanted a divorce from a boring husband. At the end Ginger hooks up with Fred. In both examples "gay" meant carefree or somewhat risque. However nowadays the term seems to have narrowed to homosexuals, even more narrowly to males (see LGBTQ). How this happen?