Why do you think "some pupils were left afraid (after the assembly) to cuddle each other in the playground in case other children thought they were gay?"
From what the parents said my guess would be that sexual connotations were put on the innocent every day contact children had with their mates by authority figures banging on in assembly about Elton John being gay, illustrated with those pictures of boys kissing, which they knew intuitively was unnatural, and they were too young for it - that's why the whole charade was one big mistake.
Are you saying that you did not like George's clothing ensemble ?
Well, it's for the kids isn't it... I believe the hats were to conceal his baldness but he prolly thought he'd look ridicularse in a hat if he didn't at the same time draw attention away from it with an equally ostentatious clothing ensemble and make-up - but I could be wrong.
...and you're entitled to your guesses, of course. That's a very elegant string of conjectures. I'm still interested to know on what basis you guess that these children knew 'intuitively' that a picture of boys kissing ('those pictures' being another conjecture) was 'unnatural'?
Funny, I remember knowing intuitively that it was natural - until I started hearing otherwise. Mind you, in the more 'innocent' age of the last century, it wasn't until I was 10 that I was dissuaded from feeling the naturalness of it. But then I went to a liberal middle-class multicultural primary school in a nice area. Probably if I'd gone to a different one I'd have been brainwashed into being scared of being thought gay at an earlier age - kids are VERY efficient at passing that stuff along.
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