I have some amazing friends. Hey,what am I saying? All my friends are amazing.
But let me tell you about one of them, Barry.
No, I won’t tell you about him, I’ll tell you about something he’s doing. Then you can make up your own mind about whether or not he makes the grade of amazing.
I met Barry when I worked at the Fringe, the world’s largest (and greatest) arts festival, where he looks after the participants and their venues. He does it with style and panache, and occasionally some truly quality swearing. I know a lot of potty mouths, but his potty mouth is probably my favourite.
For the last few years he has also produced fundraising events for cancer charities. The Big C hasn’t just raised serious amounts of money but has also been one of the must-have tickets at the Fringe if you enjoy comedy. And who doesn’t?
But there’s more. He set up and manages a blogsite celebrating LGBT people of significant achievement, people who have championed equality, or have made a significant positive impact on the lives of LGBT people. He promises a hottie of the week too, so if the rest doesn’t interest you, then be shallow and follow lgbticons.com just for the hottie tottie.
So, you get the message? Barry is one of the world’s good guys.
But the best bit is yet to come.
Now, I don’t know if you are gay, straight, lesbian, bi, trans. And I really don’t care. But I hope whatever you are that you care that we are all treated equally, because until we are all equal none of us are.
So, join in with #LGBTearth, the digital pride march. All you have to do is take a picture and use the hashtag. Yup, really, it’s that simple. But don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for Barry (amazing as he is).
Do it because you care.