I Did Not Make It Up.
“Gay” appears more than 100 times in Gertrude Stein’s
essay, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, (a story based on
lesbian partners Maud Hunt Squire and Ethel Mars,)
widely recognized* as the first published use of
that word in reference to same-sex relationships.
“Toke” became part of subculture jargon
following the 1954 publication of
The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook
which contained a recipe for
*The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage.
(1995) Corrine E. Blackmer and Claude J. Summers.
The video below is a legendary warning to
two teens caught with weed they were planning to toke.