I 'm straight. There, I said it. I've been editing the gay news website Pink News for a year, and people are still shocked to discovered that I'm not actually a lesbian, despite the fact that only one of the website's last three editors have been gay. Reactions to the discovery of my heterosexuality have ranged from gentle ribbing to disbelief and even occasional anger.
Photography student Will Mayrick, 19, told the Evening Standard he feared for his life as he was placed in a headlock and left struggling to breathe by two attackers on a Jubilee line train. Mr Mayrick, from Clapham, was with four friends on the way to a fancy dress event at the O2 in October. The other grabbed my phone and tried to make me apologise for being gay. Police said the incident was being treated as a hate crime , and two year-old boys had been arrested this week, following a public appeal for information.
We good queers try not police each other, but often we end up doing exactly that. Lately this takes the form of policing the kinds of romances we have: how open or closed they are. I am guilty of this, and so is everyone I know. It was like that on a Halloween over three years ago. But he was married and his husband would be arriving soon.
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