We are currently trialling our new-look independent.co.uk website - please send any feedback to beta@independent.co.uk


LETTER : Lyttle things mean a lot

From Ms Julie Burchill

Sir: As an important member of the gay community myself, I object most strongly to John Lyttle's morbid autopsy of his own sexual failings (28 July). Might I remind Mr "Lyttle", as I believe he spells his name, that we are ambassadors for our sorely ill-used people and should strive to maintain a positive and tranquil appearance at all times. If this includes lying about what brilliant sex we have, then so be it. There are enough gloating heterosexuals who will lose no time in pointing our shortcomings out to us without we ourselves joining in the free-for-all.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Burchill

London, W14

28 August