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Gay Times Magazine celebrates 30 years and honors Tony Blair
(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 02 October 2014) On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, the British monthly Gay Times Magazine awarded the title of "gay icon" to 30 personalities, including Tony Blair. The former prime minister, who is honoured for his iconic action for LGBT rights during his national mandates.
Gay Times Magazine claims to be the oldest gay magazine still active. It monthly sells paper and digital versions, but it reveals little of its content online.
What we do know is that Tony Blair and 29 other officials - including those referred to a number in September 2014 - are among the icons Gay of the past three decades.
The appointment of Tony Blair, 61, follows the gains made during his ten years (1997-2007) to the uncrowned head of the UK.
This decade the business has enabled him to legalize gay or lesbian adoption (2002), transformed into crime homophobia at work (2003), obtaining the right of sex change for trans (2004), create a homosexual civil partnerships or civil partnership (2005).
It was also under the Blair government that the military has finally been able to work in the army without staying in the closet and that the age of consent was lowered to 16 years even for relations between homosexuals.
Comment. Which French politician leading - I repeat, leading - could have been included in such a record?
Robert Badinter, a former justice minister and Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris old? They never really part of the "inner circle" policy despite their media will.
And it's not an insult to Roselyne Bachelot and Jean-Luc Romero not to include in this list, despite the exceptional quality of their political commitment.
So in France, no political figure of comparable stature has worked as much as Tony Blair in favor of LGBT rights over the past three decades. Worse, no personality of the same caliber has only half, a third or a quarter of what Tony Blair achieved. Which said he was "proud" to have been distinguished by Gay Times Magazine . Indeed, there is something to be proud of. Hats off to you, Mr Blair!
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