• A Straight Angle: Richard Benson on What The Gays Can Teach Us

    3 days ago - By 10 magazine

    It's 11pm on a Saturday night in Paris in the mid-2000s, and I'm in the middle of a mate's three-day bender of a stag do. He's a semi-professional rugby league player, and it's as blokey as you might expect. Everyone's very drunk, no one knows what to do next beyond drinking more random beer and repeating Little Britain catchphrases, and then suddenly my mate Julian says, “I know a club we can go to. Come on, lads!”
    We follow him to a little place in the 4th arrondissement called Bears' Den. Outside it is a rainbow flag and a small queue of chunky, nicely turned out bearded men. It doesn't...
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