Saturday, July 4, 2009

yes, minister

Chris Bryant, the new Foreign Office minister, is encouraging British ambassadors to support gay communities.

In a letter to the British ambassador in Poland, Ric Todd, Bryant wrote: "I wanted to congratulate you on your flying of the Rainbow flag next to the Union flag last year, and your guide to lesbian gay and bisexual and transgender rights translated in Polish this year. I know you had some flak, but frankly more power to your elbow. Britain is not just a tolerant country. We fully respect the rights of everyone, regardless of their sexuality."

In the Guardian, rest here.

Terrific, and somehow so typical of Britain: if you happen to get shuffled into a Cabinet post, the obvious thing to do is pick up the ball and run with it. (But what did Humphrey say? We long to know.)

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