Alex Massie

It Can Be Brave to be Gay

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The bravest person in my school days was the only chap who, aged 16, told the rest of our boys-only (at that time) school that he was gay. It took some guts to be the only openly-gay boy at a rural boarding-school at which being called faggot was akin to being handed the black spot. I have no idea what Donald is doing now but hope it is, whatever it may be, brilliant. And that he is happy. We were a strange and often  savage and expensively educated bunch and that's partly why I think plenty of  kids should see this:

More at Dan Savage's place.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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