Origin of Everything

Why Does "Straight" Mean Heterosexual?

Season 3 Episode 4 | 8m 7s  | Video has closed captioning.

When did we start defining sexual orientation and how did that result in "straight" becoming a synonym for "heterosexual"? Today Danielle follows the winding history of the word through medical terms, lavender linguistics, and community slang.

Aired: 01/30/20

Rating: NR


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