2005年01月31日

クリス・スミスがHIV-positive。

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/
0,9061,1401974,00.html

'My name is Chris Smith. I'm the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury, and I'm gay'.
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It was with those words, his hands shaking as he spoke, that Smith finally publicly acknowledged the sexuality he had kept secret for a decade, and became Britain's first MP to come out of the closet. His unparalleled honesty earned him a five-minute standing ovation.
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It was November 1984 and the then opposition spokesman on National Heritage had accepted an invitation to address a protest meeting in Rugby called after the Conservative-run local council had just abandoned a policy which outlawed discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.
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When New Labour won its first election landslide in 1997, Smith became the first gay cabinet minister in political history when Tony Blair made him National Heritage Secretary, although the so-called 'Ministry of Fun' was renamed the Department of Culture, Media and Sport weeks later.
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