Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: It is not true that my "ambition" is to be "imprisoned for fighting for homosexual equality" or that "I want to be a martyr" (report, 2 December). These claims are based on fabricated quotes published in 1995. I do not wish to be a martyr for one very obvious reason: martyrs end up dead. Nor do I have any desire to go to prison for the gay cause. Jail is not a pleasant place for anyone, least of all an openly gay man.

PETER TATCHELL

OutRage!,

London SW14

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