Saturday 17 Apr 10
This is me on the cover of a new UK magazine called Out There. I really like the pictures by Minh Ngo, and indeed the whole magazine is pretty fascinating too. Check it out, UK peeps.
In all the GS brouhaha yesterday I forgot to say how delighted I am about Obama's ruling to the Department of Health and Human Services that prevents hospitals from denying visitation privileges to gay and lesbian partners. That is really huge. It is also one of the most heinous and emotionally charged parts of the fight for equality, and a good one to sort out on the long road to justice, I think. Can you imagine that someone you had lived with all your life was dying and you had no legal right to visit them in hospital? Well, thankfully, now, neither can I.
The president's Thursday memo said, "There are few moments in our lives that call for greater compassion and companionship than when a loved one is admitted to the hospital. ... Yet every day, all across America, patients are denied the kindnesses and caring of a loved one at their sides."
Bless you, Obamica.
I am always delighted when my homeland provides a piece of biting social commentary, and this clip is a stunning condensation of the views being expressed about the Icelandic volcano eruption across Europe.
And here in the blast from the past department is a documentary I made for BBC Scotland in 2001. Scary!