‪@robbiewilliams ‬in #Russia Rant

I don’t mean to sound bitter but I’m tired of the real heroes of the LGBT+ community being sidelined for minor celebrities who met on “First Dates” or some other “reality” show and supposed straight allies who have no real depth of understanding about the lived experience of those who have sacrificed so much for the benefit of others and for the greater good.

Awards and acknowledgment are due to those who have actually had an impact on social progress and not those who are in it for self-promotion.

Dare I mention Lorraine Kelly, again, who gets awards because she occasionally has someone LGBT on her sofa? That doesn’t make her an activist but it does show these awards for what they are; mostly self-serving, publicity seeking and far removed from anyone actually involved in the struggle for Equality.

And as for Robbie Williams, described by the Guardian as a “campaigner for LGBT rights”…don’t get me started!

As my friend Omar says, “Campaigners for LGBT rights don’t perform for money in homophobic countries where the community is persecuted just for being themselves

He showed his true colours by putting money before his so called ethics.”


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David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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