These were comments from someone who knew the first two reported victims -
Martin Cooper, chief executive of Reading Pride, said he had been friends with Mr Ritchie-Bennett and Mr Furlong who were both "great supporters" of the LGBT community.
Now this from someone who knew the three of them -
A friend of Mr Wails, and the other two victims Joe Ritchie-Bennett and James Furlong said they were "always happy" and would be remembered fondly.
Michael Main, who knew them from drinking at the Blagrave Arms in Reading, said the attacks had affected the town significantly.
Just so happens that Mr Main was the Parade Director of last years Reading Pride -
It was a colourful scene in Reading on Saturday as thousands of people took part in this year's Pride festival. T
he event kicked off with a parade through the town centre.
Mary Stanley spoke to festival-goers and Parade Director Michael Main...
...and that the Blagrave Arms according to a simple Google search is -
"Although not an exclusively gay venue, The Blagrave Arms is a gay-popular bar in Reading. There are no other gay bars in town. You can have a meal here and a civilised drink or you can pull a late one and party".
I'm wondering whether the focus should be more on homophobia and less on terror as such?
Seems to be a big coincidence if this has nothing at all to do with it being gay related? Possibly the blokes (if they were gay?) just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time perhaps?
About time the world (and it's religions!) moves on over being concerned if someone is gay or not.