Wednesday, 5 March 2014

101 gay rights activists to follow

Today I received an email from Joseph Atkins, the blogger behind about how he had written an article about 101 gay rights activists to follow.

This little black duck, as Daffy used to say, was highly sceptical about the email, thinking- oh yeah, more spam. However, I am glad to say that I was wrong. Thank you Joseph for putting the list together.

It is an extraordinary list, although only one  Aussie on it, with extraordinary people changing the world to be a world in which all people are treated equally.

I am so glad that Joseph emailed me his list. :)

People on the list include:
  • Paul McGannon: A software developer living in Australia who is trying to be more Tao. He is a supporter of gay rights along with his many other nerdy hobbies.
  • Prakash Thapa: A straight guy for gay rights, who is an android devices enthusiast, originally from Nepal, currently residing in New Hampshire.
  • Mark Joseph Walmsley:  A PhD student at the University of Leeds interested in the black freedom struggle and gay liberation in the United States.
  • Diana van Laar: A community organiser, motivator, and a promoter, and happens to be owner of oldest gay-friendly bar in Holland. She was once a former film-producer and likes to talk about issues that she feels matters including many political issues.
  • Rishu Kapoor: An activist trying to gain support for same-sex partnerships in India. He wants to see India join the growing number of EU member states that have legalized same-sex partnerships.
  • Ruth Baldacchino: A committee member of the Malta Gay Rights Movement. She is also an executive board member for the International Lesbian and Gay Association.
  • Jethro Patalinghug: An LGBT rights advocate who represented his community as Mr. Gay Asian Pacific Alliance 2012. He founded Take the Test, a campaign which promotes HIV testing and counselling in the Philippines. He is also a filmmaker/video producer who believes in the power of media to effect progressive changes.

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