Guest: Steve Burford – It’s a Sin Blog Tour

The seed for the Summerskill and Lyon books was sown years ago when I entered a short story competition that was looking for pieces about ‘real’ gay life. “We don’t want to hear about the discos, the back rooms and the Judy Garland wannabes,” the blurb said, “tell us about what gay life in twenty first century Britain is really like.” I duly knocked out a poignant (I thought) yet (mostly) honest piece about the day in the life of a gay teacher – something I had far too much experience of at the time – and sent it off. … Continued

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