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Letter: Gays and the law

Sir: On 11 October you reported that some Manchester gay clubs now have a door policy to turn away heterosexuals. I took this to mean that, like most other clubs, they simply reject those they don't like, or who are not known to the door staff.

Now you tell us (14 October) that one of the advantages of being a woman is that you can hate football and not be called "homosexual".

Please stop the stereotyping. As a gay man with a beard who does not like lager or discos - thereby ensuring my non-admittance to several Manchester clubs for either or both sexes I am sure - I am also a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur. I must say that of all these things it is the last which causes me the most angst.


London N17