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Last Saturday was Gay Pride Day in London, an annual reminder of the battles fought over the years and won (and which last week saw the US edge ever closer to recognising marital equality on a federal level, even as our own equal marriage bill progresses through Parliament here).
The weekend after next my husband and I will be marking the first anniversary of our own wedding in New York last July.
She was honoured with a Positive Role Model Award at the inaugural National Diversity Awards.
With the organisations All About Trans and Trans Media Watch, she engages with the media – including the After stealing the Olympics, Balding has presented shows on Saturday night primetime BBC1 and BT Sport.
It is always good to be reminded, too, in the midst of this who some of our heroes are, and last Saturday The Guardian published the annual World Pride Power List of the 100 Most Influential LGBT People, produced in association with Square Peg Media.
Though my own eyebrows arched at weird angles I'd never before seen them do to find Gok Wan in the Top Ten list at number nine – knocking the likes of Peter Tatchell and Graham Norton out of the Top Ten list to occupy positions 11 and 16 respectively – we have to remember that these lists are always inevitably subjective and can't possibly be comprehensive.
I think the best way of enlightening societies that are not as open-minded as our own is not to be cowed into submission.“2 = (3) Peter Tatchell @Peter Tatchell A veteran campaigner who’s by no means letting up, he has vocally opposed Indonesian administration of West Papua and continued to fight for human rights everywhere.
Theatre people weren't especially well represented on the list overall, though it was good to see Stephen Fry – simply credited as 'Polymath' – at number two, ahead of his Broadway transfer in The Globe's Twelfth Night this October, while Glee's Jane Lynch (at number three) is even now on Broadway making her debut there as Miss Hannigan in Annie (to July 14 only, so I may get to see her as an anniversary treat!
) And there were two more theatrical candidates in the top ten – Elton John (at number six), currently still represented in the West End by his scores for The Lion King and Billy Elliot, and Ian Mc Kellen (at number ten), due to team up with Patrick Stewart again this autumn to reprise Waiting for Godot on Broadway that they did in the West End together, in rep with a new production of Pinter's No Man's Land.
Rush Limbaugh says that liberals want to normalize pedophilia. The people behind it are serious, and you know the left as well as I do. I just want to remind you, now, when you first heard about gay marriage — and I don’t mean to pick on gays. It’s just something that was such a tremendous departure from accepted norms of the day.
And he says that if you think that’s far-fetched, just look at gay marriage. When you first heard about gay marriage, you pooh-poohed it.” David Mixner wants to know who is funding the Log Cabin Republicans’ series of ads against Chuck Hagel.Otherwise on the slightly hotpotch list, there's also Neil Patrick Harris (at number 36, who hosted Broadway's Tony Awards for four of the last five years), our own Craig Revel Horwood (at number 48, currently in rehearsal for a production of Dempsey and Rowe's The Witches of Eastwick that he's directing at Newbury's Watermill Theatre later this month), Russell Tovey (at 49, once one of the original line-up of Alan Bennett's The History Boys at the National with fellow gay cast member Samuel Barnett, plus Dominic Cooper, James Corden and Jamie Parker, amongst others), Pineapple's Louie Spence (at 70, and also these days a panto star), producer and theatre owner Cameron Mackintosh (at 77), actress and occasional director Fiona Shaw (at 84), and playwright Jonathan Harvey (at 93).