Some letters prompted by the news of a gay club for Nottingham suggest that most people do not know what is meant by the term "homosexual". They know only the false image which that term implies.
This image projects the idea of effeminate, mincing males who spend their time chasing young boys. It puts forward the picture of hefty, masculine women who probably smoke cigars and work on building sites.
If we use Kinsey's figures, 5% of the population are exclusively homosexual, 10% mainly homosexual and over 30% have had some homosexual experiences. From this we can calculate that we should have seen between 15,000 and 100,000 people fitting those descriptions walking the streets of Nottingham. That such a sight has been denied us is because practically all homosexuals look, dress, walk, act and live like everyone else - except that they go to bed with people of the same sex. C.L. Chilwell