Elton John Feels Lucky To Be A Brit

Gay singer/songwriter SIR ELTON JOHN considers himself lucky to live in Britain, because the country is less prejudiced towards homosexuality than elsewhere in the world.

The CANDLE IN THE WIND hitmaker, who will marry partner-of-12-years DAVID FURNISH on 21 December (05) when same-sex civil partnerships become legal in England, credits Prime Minister TONY BLAIR's government and the Royal family with championing equal rights.

John tells gay magazine Attitude, "We're very, very lucky to live in Britain. I cannot think of a more tolerant place to live.

"And good for Tony Blair on that. You know, credit where it's due. He recognised something and has moved it on. The shift in gay rights under for the Tony Blair government has been incredible.

Furnish adds, "And with the Royal Family as well. We were both invited to (PRINCE) CHARLES and CAMILLA's wedding. Elton couldn't go and so they said of course, David is just as welcome and must come on his own if he wants to and that's a lovely acceptance.

"We met the Queen as a couple and she was terribly charming and accepting."

John adds, "I think that if you're honest and you're open then Britain will embrace you. Britain doesn't like a bulls**ter."


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Greeting Elton and DavidRemmber that paper makes it leagle but love will bind you . Great news for our leading gay men out there in the world. many blessons to you and yours. LOL Silver Wolf
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I would like to wish Elton and David all the best with their upcoming marrage. I and my partner had a church blessing done a few years ago(although at the time not legally recognised) and it was one of the happiest days of my life, I hope the same happens for Elton and David.I think what they are doing is showing the world that gay people are here, they have always been here and will always be here and it's about time the world recognised that fact and gave us the same rights that straight people have enjoyed for centuries !Good luck Elton and David, i wish you a long and happy life together.
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