In his article, Błażej Warkocki revisits Gombrowicz’s “The Events on the Banbury” (Zdarzenia na brygu Banbury, 1932), questioning and developing Tomasz Kaliściak’s interpretation of “The Events on the Banbury” as a story about “homosexual panic,” by means of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s understanding of this concept. Thus, drawing upon her discussion of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Warkocki poses Sedgwick’s question to Gombrowicz’s text “Is men’s desire for other men the great preservative of the masculinist hierarchies of Western culture, or is it among the most potent of the threats against them?” Warkocki attempts here to understand homosexual identity in the context of Gombrowicz’s story.