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I go round and round
and rise above the ground
My head’s nothing but air
& lets anything fair
To make some gay
and others flay.

Who am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ A hot air passenger balloon ? It fits moderately. $\endgroup$ – user27395 Sep 17 '16 at 13:23
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You are the

sun.

I go round and round

the sun is perceived from the Earth as "going around".

and rise above the ground

the sun rises in the morning.

My head’s nothing but air

this is a metaphor. head=sun=helium=air

& lets anything fair

(of the weather) become fine. Good weather.

To make some gay

Rainbow, as commented by Will.

and others flay.

to get sunburn.

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  • $\begingroup$ @Foitn I greatly appreciate awarding me with some of your hard earned reputation. $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 20 '16 at 6:25
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Is it

The water cycle?

I go round and round

It does

and rise above the ground

The cloud stage

My head’s nothing but air

The 'head' is the top which is the clouds which are composed of air and water

& lets anything fair

Not sure if this is a clue?

To make some gay

When it rains it can create rainbows, which as @Will points out is the sign of gay pride

and others flay.

Rocks weathering and being eroded, being 'flayed'

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    $\begingroup$ Rainbows are gay. $\endgroup$ – Will Sep 9 '16 at 16:37
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    $\begingroup$ I have heard gay means happy as well in quite a few places. $\endgroup$ – Ryan Sep 9 '16 at 19:17
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Is the answer-

Balloon

I go round and round

Increases in size when filled with air and is round.

and rise above the ground

when filled with helium or fly in wind.

My head’s nothing but air

Filled with air and balloon looks like head.

& lets anything fair To make some gay and others flay.

Used in celebrations..

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Are you

Life cycle?

I go round and round

yes, It go round and round

and rise above the ground

multicellular stages

My head’s nothing but air

air is most important part of life cycle

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I think it is

the smoke of a cigarette, that rise over the ground and becomes air

You make some gay

if they like to smoke

and others flay

if they don't like somebody smokes near them!

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Is it tornado? Not sure about the gay part, though (other than this).

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    $\begingroup$ Please edit your answer to provide an explanation for why you think it's correct. You might also want to hide the essential parts of the solution behind a spoilertag (>!). $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 16 '16 at 22:02
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You are a:

Hot air balloon

I go round and round

We can travel from one place to another.

and rise above the ground

It starts from the ground and fly into the air.

My head’s nothing but air

A hot air balloon of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air.So its head contains only air.

lets anything fair

Used in science fair.

To make some gay

Represents color of Rainbow.

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and others flay

flay means to beat or whip (someone or something) in a very violent and severe way. The hot air balloon beats the air(atmosphere) while travelling.

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  • $\begingroup$ I suppose I added it as a comment before you answered. $\endgroup$ – user27395 Sep 18 '16 at 8:01
  • $\begingroup$ Before i have seen your comment, i have that answer in my mind.. $\endgroup$ – KSR Sep 18 '16 at 9:37
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I think it is

An Amusement Park Ride

I go round and round and rise above the ground

Most amusement park rides do just that going round and round, rising above the ground and going back to where they started.

My head’s nothing but air

Reference about the passengers going at high speeds with the wind in their heads.

& lets anything fair

Reference about the fact that fairs often have amusement park rides.

To make some gay

Gay also means happy which the amusement park ride can definitely contribute to.

and others flay.

Riding in amusement park rides can also cause you to fill ill and whip you around in your seat.

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