Excuse me, Bahrain?

Apparently, Michael Jackson, or Jacko, as the media now regretfully refers to him, was recently summoned for jury duty, just 4 month after his legal battles on child molestation charges were finished. His lawyers informed the media that chances are good that Michael would defer, as he now lives in Bahrain.

I had to look this place up on to find out where it was, and I now understand why he would he move to such a far off location. There is NO WAY that Michael would be able to live his life as he chooses and be able to continue having fun with children in the U.S. without someone bring yet more “false charges” against him.

So he’s packed up the shambles of what’s left of his life and moved to a land far away, where hopefully he can have some peace.

It’s also interesting to note however that Bahrain does NOT have an extradition policy with the States

Goodnight George R.I.P.

Canadian businessman and pioneering gay activist dies

George Hislop

Saturday October, 2005. According to close friends, George Hislop died today, at approximately 6pm. George was in Grace a palliative care hospital, suffering from cancer.

Hislop, born in 1927 was a Canadian businessman and pioneering gay activist; co-founder and president of the Community Homophile Association of Toronto (CHAT), one of the major lesbian and gay organizations in Canada during the Seventies; an organizer of the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on August 28, 1971; co-founder of the Toronto Lambda Business Council; in running for alderman in the City of Toronto election in 1980, he became the first openly gay person to run for public office in Canada. In early August this year Canadian Feds offered Hislop some pension money after a class action suit.

Good night George. Your memory will shine on.