Julie Bremner

The Pass

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The Pass is a dark, emotional and claustrophobic insight into football shown through the eyes of Jason, a closeted footballer.

Russell Tovey is excellent as Jason, especially as we see him initially as the cheeky, working class character he often plays in TV comedies such as Him and Her. However, this likeability soon diminishes. We see his character develop over time expressing sexism, racism and homophobia while in public he suppresses his sexual feelings towards other men.

LGBT History Month classic read: The Cross in The Closet

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Timothy Kurek

Timothy Kurek was brought up in the Bible belt, Nashville, Tennessee, and in the opening chapter he describes how he acted as a "Champion for Christ" and spoke out against gay people attending an orthodox Christian University. He was taught the lesson of God's wrath in the Biblical story of "Sodom and Gomorrah," and he believed that homosexuality was a sin.

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