Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Honouring Heroes and History

I love projects like this. When I first came out, I didn't know we had a history, or heroes, hell, I didn't know we even existed for a long time, thinking I was probably the only one for miles. Our past had been so buried and our present was unreported.
One of my first heroes was Dirk Bogarde, who was brave enough to play a blackmailed married gay lawyer in the film Victim, when to be gay was still illegal in the UK. Too closeted to come out himself, he was handsome, talented and courageous.
I hope his life will be remembered in the UK's Proud Heritage project - another great idea. An online museum of British gay history.

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