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Sir Elton John named as one of Time 100!

The bitch is back!
Elton John joins Neil Patrick Harris as one of the openly gay men on the Time 100. Steven Daldry, the award-winning director of Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader, writes the tribute to Sir Elton:

Elton John, 63, has been successful for so long that it’s easy to take his accomplishments for granted and to underestimate his central quality: courage. He was a working-class kid who, against the wishes of his family, became a musician. He was a pop star who, against the advice of his peers, waded into musical theater. He joined the battle against AIDS when it was unpopular and stayed in long after the cause had faded from the spotlight. He is a proud, sober, married gay man who got there only after years of pain and unrelenting public scrutiny. He is one of the world’s great artists, and he uses his considerable resources to protect and advocate for the most vulnerable among us. He is also the best friend anyone could possibly hope for.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1984685_1984940_1985521,00.html#ixzz0mWJpuEhy

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