So for the last few years there’s been a LGBTIQ writing competition that happens around this time of year, and is announced over pride. This year the theme was The gay [LGBTIQ] community’:  myth or reality?’.

I’m not sure if the theme was intentionally provocative – in terms of the brackets, and the placement of ‘gay’ at the front. But it certainly inspired me to write.

This is an edited version, and a small portion of what I wrote. It’s a bit uncomfortable, and quite negative. And, not… well… anyway… here it is.