At a time when there is widespead concern about the transience of personal relationships, it is at best injudicious to proclaim the superiority of lifestyles that afford a wide range of sexual partners and the opportunity to be sexually adventurous.
For the first time since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 there is a real prospect of reducing the unrealistic and cruelly discriminatory age of consent of 21 for gay men. It is therefore perversely inopportune to propagate the dubious - not to say discredited - thesis that everyone is potentially bisexual. Indeed, this very doctrine was advanced as a justification for a high age of consent and, more recently, as a vindication of Clause 28.
The most depressing revelation of Peter's article is that someone who has been so courageous in articulating the legitimate grievances of gay people can be so slow to learn the lessons of our own recent history.
J Martin Stafford
Altrincham, CheshireReuse content