Times: Come out to play

“The image this silence projects is that being gay is bad,” David Allison, from OutRage!, the gay rights pressure group, said. “The will isn’t there (to come out). Until someone makes a stand, there’s no incentive for anyone to take on the issue, but it would take an enormous amount of courage.”

Justin Fashanu destroyed by homophobia

“Justin’s death is a tragedy. He was a sincere, warm-hearted person who was destroyed by homophobia, Christian fundamentalism, and a lack of support from fellow football players and managers”, according to Peter Tatchell of OutRage!, who knew Fashanu from the early 1980’s. Tatchell recalls: “We met at the London gay nightclub ‘Heaven’ in 1982. I Justin Fashanu destroyed by homophobia