Why do they do it? Why do so many men keep their homosexuality a secret, lying to wives and family, friends and colleagues, living miserable double lives skulking in the closet?

Let’s examine some headlines from the past week (which, incidentally, included Monday’s International Day Against Homophobia):

As NSW Premier Kristina Keneally this morning, with sensitivity and acuity, described the dilemma of her now-former transport minister David Campbell: “It is appalling that he lived a lie, and it is appalling that he lives in a society [in which] he feels he has to live a lie.”