This is a powerful piece by Stella Duffy in response to today’s horrific photos of two lesbian women beaten up on a London bus.
THIS is what itâ€™s like. Every fucking day that I am not behind the closed front door of my home. THIS is what itâ€™s like to walk down the street with my wife and know that neither she nor I feel at ease holding each othersâ€™ hands let alone making any stronger gesture of love. THIS is what itâ€™s like being queer and has been all of my adult life, most of my teenage life from the time I knew I was â€˜differentâ€™ and was aware why I felt that way. Not knowing if weâ€™re safe, not knowing what it might feel like to feel safe with my loved one.