Don’t Let Swine Flu Scare You Away From Holding Hands (For a Cause)


“A campaign is under way to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people by encouraging same-sex couples to hold hands in public. The A Day in Hand campaign, organised by a new group, also called A Day in Hand, wants people to upload pictures of same-sex hand-holding to their website, to help spread the word and raise awareness. It has received backing from a number of public figures, including human rights activists Peter Tatchell and Cleve Jones, who was also aide to Harvey Milk, while I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star [and former London mayoral candidate] Brian Paddick appears in a photo shoot for the campaign. The photos are being used to create a same-sex love map of the world. London is currently the same-sex hand-holding hotspot of the world, with more couples in the city uploading their photos than anywhere else.” [Community Newswire]