It is apparently International Day Against Homophobia. The day was chosen to commemorate the date, only 17 years ago, when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of disorders. IDAHO's site talks about the many places in which homosexuality is still a crime, sometimes of course a capital crime. Pam's House Blend alerted me to this occasion. I don't post much on this topic (I could only find two posts), but it is an important issue. While the happiness of the hundreds of millions of gays and lesbians themselves is enough of a reason to care on its own, those like me who are not personally affected should remember that those who favor restricting the rights of gays and lesbians are probably not happy with a lot of things we do in our bedrooms either, and eager to come after us as well. Many of the places that criminalize homosexuality also criminalize adultery, or extra-marital sex in general.