For decades, gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has waged too-many-to-count actions to make the world a better place to live for gay people around the world.
Peter has ceaselessly carried out his important work, showing that change is possible without lots of money or people required. He's also performed his unique and heroic duties with good humor and a positive outlook, even in the face of severe homo-hatred and occasional physical assaults by enemies.
I've had the pleasure of working with Peter over the years, and view him as friend and valuable, shining example of how to engage in global activism and solidarity work.
However, Peter has withheld from me some crucial information about his personal life that I didn't know until this week. He's was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign, just like me. Click here to read his extensive bio.
Peter was born on January 25, 1952, in Australia, and this week he told me he hit the 58-year-old mark. I don't know what 58 equals in gay years, but congratulations are in order no matter what Peter's physical age is.
Happy birthday, Peter, and keep up the good fight!