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Two top gay footballers stay in closet

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Scientists manage to block scary thoughts selectively – without the use of mind-altering drugs

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A trainee police officer has been hospitalised after a suspected homophobic attack in Liverpool city centre.

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Murder hunt as man dies after homophobic assault

A murder inquiry was under way today after a man died of injuries inflicted during a suspected homophobic attack.

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: My lovely son has become phobic about things

Dear Virginia,

My bright and lovely son went to university on a scholarship at 18 – but left abruptly after only a month. He became phobic about things, and felt he looked ugly even though he is actually a very good-looking boy. Now he barely stirs from his room and spends all day online. I have insisted he eat with us, but that's the only time he appears. He refuses to see the doctor, and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I thought he'd grow out of it. He can't go on like this for ever, surely?

Yours sincerely, Penny

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