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Views & Reviews The Bigger Picture


BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3905
  1. Mary E Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia
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    “You two are the only straight couple in the restaurant,” my 13 year old son pointed out cheerfully. We were having a family dinner in Berlin’s gay district, where the internet had proffered self catering apartments owned by Marc and his husband. We met their two cute terriers and watched the World Cup finals in a gay smoking bar next door, cheering on Spain with the entire clientele, which numbered only three.

    Afterwards we strolled past antique bookshops, courting couples of all persuasions, and a window display of adventurous leopard print underwear. …

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