It did, however, lead directly to my discovering that Christopher Hitchens is not openly gay. I was honestly shocked to learn this, and I think I don't like him nearly as much as I did before learning it.
The idea that Hitchens said stereotypically conservative stuffy British things and then went home and got buggered lent a sort of balance to his prattiness. I always thought of him as an uptight Englishman who discovered he couldn't be a proper gentleman because he likes boys, and thus was cast into a valley of self-doubt and resentment from which he sniped and snickered at everyone else, on either side of the chasm.
Now he's just a bully.
Also I'm embarassed because Hitchens always set off my gaydar far more than someone like, say, Andrew Sullivan. I probably don't even have gaydar. I'm a lot less cosmopolitan than I was 15 minutes ago.