From Johann Hari’s recent article decrying Britain’s acceptance of Muslim homophobia:
In the Netherlands, they now show all new immigrants images of men kissing, and if they object, they tell them they should go and live somewhere else.
If that’s true, it makes me like the Netherlands even more than I already did.
When Eileen took me to Amsterdam for my birthday in 2009 we stayed in a B&B run by a delightful (and delightfully stereotypical) gay Dutch couple. I couldn’t help but feel pity for all those people who refuse to get over their own problems with other people’s sexuality, because they will continue to deny themselves the opportunity to enjoy the company of so many good people.