My best wishes to all those of you who live in the northern hemisphere, in view of the onset of summer, and the inhabitants of the southern hemisphere (including my fellow Australians) – in view of the onset of winter. Both are wonderful seasons!
I also wish to remind you that June 1 is the International Day for Protection of Children. Special protection is required for gay children whose feelings and identities are often suppressed and oppressed by the family, school and society. We must fight to ensure that such children are free and can grow up as equal and happy people who are able to enjoy their sexuality fully, without fear and confusion!