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Letter from the Editor

Growing up, my father would make all manner of disparaging remarks about gay people. I’d hear him thundering up the stairs, just to ‘catch’ me watching Gaytime TV (no relation), or something similar. His comments about Boy George, particularly, stayed with me. Which is ironic, given how much of everything else I’ve forgotten over the last 40 years. Let me tell you, ignorance can indeed be bliss.

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