Monday, February 2, 2009

Gay Pride

Seems a fitting follow-up to my Harvey Milk post yesterday. During the film Milk jokes that a death threat was probably sent by the police. We've come a long way in 20 years. Victoria's Police Commissioner, Christine Nixon, is to be congratulated for her support of and attendance at the Melbourne's Pride March:

It was the second and final time Ms Nixon would lead a contingent of uniformed officers in the march, which is now in its 14th year and celebrates Victoria's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex community.

The first time she marched, in 2002, it drew controversy. This time, it was celebrated.
Nixon gets pride of place in gay parade (The Age 2 February 2009)
Another first was the naming of Johanna Sigurdardottir as the new Prime Minister of Iceland:
The 66-year-old's appointment as interim leader - until elections in May - is seen by many as a milestone for the gay and lesbian movement, correspondents say.

Ms Sigurdardottir - who has never hidden her sexuality - is, nevetherless, very private about her personal life, never discussing it in public.

She married her companion Jonina Ledsdottir in 2002, according to AFP news agency.
First gay PM for Iceland cabinet

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