Saturday, 15 September 2012

Mis-Education: Kiss Me Hardy

A programme on Radio 4 today, about the Skye Boat Song, reminded me of how we were taught nothing about gay men at school - even before Section 28.  
And what was, was not really anything to do with The Gays really, just a chance for a schoolboy snigger.
So Bonnie Prince Charlie travelled to Skye dressed as a woman and Horatio Nelson said, "Kiss Me, Hardy."
Tee hee hee. 
At A-Level we read Henry James and EM Forster - and the teacher one day said, under hushed tones, "EM Forster was a homosexual."
And that was the end of that.
The closest thing to a gay book in the school library was the works of Oscar Wilde. 
I hate this country.

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