Thursday, May 17, 2012

Idaho - BeLonG To

From Day Against Homophobia

Following other initiatives such as the National Day Against Homophobia created in 2003 in the Quebec province of Canada by the Fondation Emergence and celebrated in June,Louis-Georges Tin, a French university lecturer, campaigner for Black and LGBT Rights and chief editor of the «Dictionary of Homophobia», launched in August 2004 an initiative to create an International Day Against Homophobia that is global in scope. He launched an appeal « For a universal recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia » (IDAHO) and proposed that this day be fixed on May 17th, to commemorate the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders.
By May 17th 2005, as a result of a year long campaigning effort, 24000 people worldwide and reputed international organisations like ILGA, IGLHRC, the World Congress of LGBT Jews, the Coalition of African lesbians, to name but a few, had signed the “IDAHO appeal”. In May 2005 already, the IDAHO saw some activities take place in many countries in the world. The first LGBT events ever were organised in Congo, China and Bulgaria. Josepp Borrell, President of the European Parliament made a statement supporting the IDAHO and invited Tin to the conference the EU Parliament organised for IDAHO 2006.
By that time a new campaign had been launched calling « For a universal decriminalisation of homosexuality » and by May 17th 2006 it had attracted support from several Nobel Prize winners (Desmond Tutu, Amartya Sen, Elfriede Jelinek, Dario Fo, José Saramago), artists (Merryl Streep, Cindy Lauper, Elton John, David Bowie), intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Bernard-Henri Lévy), NGOs (ILGA, FIDH), politicians, etc...
For IDAHO 2006 again, the IDAHO Committee and GayRussia co-organised the first GayPride in Moscow, preceded by an International IDAHO conference that brought together many activists, organisations and politicians from around Europe and North America. In July 2006, thanks to the efforts of Fondation Emergence, the Montreal Conference on LGBT Human Rights, organised in the wake of the Outgames, included in its Declaration of Montreal a strong recommendation to all Governments to recognise May 17th as the International Day Against Homophobia.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sneaky Sneaky

Don't we all wish it was as easy as this...

Quote of the Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
 Maya Angelou

Friday, May 11, 2012

Steven Martin

Ok, we all love Steve Martin,
Yes, he can be a little coukey sometimes
But I have to be honest and say
I didn’t realise he was more than a comic actor! (hanging my head in shame)

Much to my surprise he is also an author, playwright, producer, musician and composer as well!

Therefore, I would just like to give an awed bow down to Steve,
And share with you some of my favourite quotes.

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

“I saw the movie, 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and was surprised because I didn't see any tigers or dragons. And then I realized why: they're crouching and hidden.”

“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” 

“You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.” 

“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” 

“Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.”

Quote of the Day

The discipline of writing something down is the first step towards making it happen.

Lee Iacocca, former Chief Executive of the Chrysler Corporation


We all must be very careful when using abbreviations as the can be quite a Handful!

This was part of a form that was on my desk today in work to be worked through. 
I know it's Friday, but come on!

Mind you I think I might like to meet an Ass Manager! 
Wonder what their job entails???
Could I apply?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Forest Gump said that "Life is like a Box of Chocolates....."

Well sorry to disappoint, but it's not!

LIKE Chocolates!
I hate being sick :(