It’s a trend we didn’t know about: men who pose as lesbians to blog about issues concerning lesbians. Why do they do this?
I didn’t start this with my name because … I thought people wouldn’t take it seriously, me being a straight man
That’s Bill Graber, who wrote under the name Paula Brooks on the ironically-titled LezGetReal. It turns out Amina the Gay Girl in Damascus AKA Tom McMaster in Edinburgh wrote on LezGetReal before starting his own blog.
Amina often “flirted” with Brooks, the paper said – with neither man apparently realising that the other was also a man pretending to be a lesbian.