It would be really nice if I didn’t feel I had to write this last post to my colleagues, trained as we all are in ‘gender sensitivity issues’ within the bosom of these united nations. We do not choose our sexual orientation any more than we choose the colour of our eyes or skin, yet down these last ten months while you have been free to be yourselves, I have felt uncomfortable, not quite at ease. No, no bad experiences, innuendo is all it takes. We have worked side by side, we have worked well together, had some laughs, you’ve come to no harm. My being gay has been of no consequence. You’ll find one in ten of your country men and women are just like me, decent, likeable and approachable. Yes, in your country too.