\”The majority of homophobic attacks are never reported,\” says the gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. \”Low-level assaults could easily be multiplying under the radar. It can be even worse for prominent gay figures like Philip. I myself have been attacked more than 300 times in the past 20 years. As a result, I suffer from permanent brain damage.\”
There may or may not be a rise in homophobic attacks: leave that to one side for a moment.
The thing is, we know you\’ve got permanent brain damage. You\’ve even told us how and where you got it. When you were beaten up by Mugabe\’s thugs when attempting a citizen\’s arrest upon him.
This is nothing to do with homophobia.
So don\’t use it as evidence of such: it demeans both you and the cause you claim to be fighting for.