Sunday, 6 May 2007
To gay people
I've been having a bit of trouble with gay people lately.
Many of my favourite people are gay. I really don't have a problem with the fact you fancy people of the same gender. That's not it. My problem is that I don't always know who's gay and who's not. And it's not because I'm on the pull - I'm happily married to my husband who's a bloke.
Hurray to the lady who introduced her wife - then I knew. Please take note. And in the spirit of equality heteros should do it too. Otherwise it can be ever so confusing and vague.
The crux of the problem is 'partner' it's a truely pants way to talk about someone you're crazy about. Let's leave it for proper technical partnerships like Cagney and Lacey and Marks and Spencer.
And while we're about it, civil partnership is a pretty utilitarian way to describe a day when dreams come true.