He said he realised in summer 2006 that he could no longer live a lie. He told his wife, Jemma, that he was gay and felt like his life was ”falling apart” as his four-year marriage broke down. … Thomas said he knew from the age of 16 or 17 that he was gay but could not accept it and feared it would affect his playing career. He said he made up stories about girls to fit in with his male friends and felt he was sometimes overly aggressive as he played the straight man.
En bättre illustration av heteronormativitet in action – och av dess höga personliga kostnader för de homo-gays som inte vågar leva sina liv på ett ärligt och öppet sätt och för personer i deras närhet, som Jemma Thomas – har jag svårt att tänka mig.
Se även inlägget ”Män som lever heterosexuellt…”.