Christopher Hitchens: ‘Everyone’s A Little Bit Gay’

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens tells Deborah Solomon why, for her New York Times Magazine column:

Solomon: What did you mean to suggest by including the detail about your long-ago flings with two men who became part of Margaret Thatcher’s administration?

Hitchens: There are still people who want to criminalize homosexuality one way or another, and I thought it might be useful if more heterosexual men admitted that they are a little bit gay, as is everyone, and that homosexuality is a form of love and not just sex.

Solomon: Not everyone is “a little bit gay,” as you say. Do you think your basic sexual confusion underlies your political confusions?

Hitchens: No, I wouldn’t call it confusion. I’d call it a punctuated consistency. I argue in the book that my principles were the same throughout…

[continues in the New York Times Magazine]

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  • Triangleye

    That interview sems a little distorted. I wonder what the real questions she asked were.

  • tonyviner

    I seem to remember Stan's uncle Jimbo on South Park saying the same thing.

    Why is everyone so upset about wieners?

  • Rev. Dirty Harry Hammer

    @ Triangleye
    Soloman has something of a reputation for skewed, distorted interviews. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/10/03/new-yo… for a better view of this. Good call.

  • PMSmith

    I am not a fan of Christopher Hitchens but I definitely like his consistent candor & provocation.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    If you have ever touched your own penis and liked it, you too are a little bit gay!
    Hooooray, I am free and out of the closet!

  • Synapse

    This was stated over 60 years ago in the Kinsley reports. Most people were not purely straight or purely gay but somewhere in between. This isn't news.

    • ditm

      The Kinsey reports are rubbish. They manage to open our eyes to the fact that lots of people do strange things that we wouldn't be aware of otherwise, but that's about it. Any figures taken from the Kinsey reports can pretty much be ignored straight off.

  • ditm

    The Kinsey reports are rubbish. They manage to open our eyes to the fact that lots of people do strange things that we wouldn’t be aware of otherwise, but that’s about it. Any figures taken from the Kinsey reports can pretty much be ignored straight off.

  • ditm

    The Kinsey reports are rubbish. They manage to open our eyes to the fact that lots of people do strange things that we wouldn't be aware of otherwise, but that's about it. Any figures taken from the Kinsey reports can pretty much be ignored straight off.

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