Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ian O'Doherty: Stephen -- a gay homophobe?

Published 02/11/2010 | 05:00

Free pass: The thought police aren't lashing out at Fry
Free pass: The thought police aren't lashing out at Fry

Like most minority groups, the gay lobby tends to be rather touchy when it comes to any perceived criticism.

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Indeed, I wrote a piece last year in support of gay marriage but pointed out that campaigning for gay rights and equal treatment while wearing assless leather chaps and a handlebar moustache probably wasn't the right way to go about things.

Cue immediate outrage, letters of complaint, calls for my sacking and, interestingly, demands that I immediately receive corrective counselling to rid me of my rampant homophobia -- quite an interesting tactic when you consider that only 30 years ago, homosexuality was seen as a mental disease which could be cured with, you guessed it, corrective counselling.

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