An act of great generosity and kindness from a subscriber
Thank you for all the lovely comments. x
Surely we should all now try and raise £600 for Graham?
How absolutely lovely. What a wonderful thing to offer. I hope this also reassures you that so many people admire you Graham and really want to help. Although no doubt you already knew that.
This is just gorgeous. On all fronts. It demonstrates the kindness and grace of people. Including the man who wanted to do this for Glinner. Margot for her beautiful words in response to the gay man writing her the letter in the 1950s. Graham for his behaviour towards Fred. It has made me feel that life, and people, aren't all bad after all!
Wow. Acts such as this really do help restore the spirit. I would like to say to Andrew that his kindness and generosity have doubtless touched us all. Thank you Andrew. x
What a kind, noble gesture on both your parts. As for you giving up on what the letter would have got at auction, your action reminds me of the bible story in Mark 12:42 of the widow’s mite. Well done and hopefully your good deed may cause your former friends in Hat Trick etc who turned against you to reflect on the wrongs they have done you and your family.
If you are in a position to show Graham some generosity and kindness in return - please do so here (and leave a comment mentioning this story).
Oh wowwww that's so beautiful. Gosh.
I think sending it to Fred would be a wonderful guesture. I missed Fred when he was banned from twitter we had many interesting conversations. Give him my regards mary aka formerly @fatblackcatspaw
A lovely gesture from Andrew and a typical decent human reaction from you Graham. Both head and shoulders above so many in show business.
What a beautiful show of support all around.
Of course, I written to Graham directly. This kindness has topped off a rather unusual month. I'm verklempt.
What a touching story and what a generous gesture.
What is so poignant about this is the fact that poor Gilbert felt he had to marry a woman to keep up appearances, because being gay at that time was illegal. Back to the present day and it feels like we’ve almost come full circle with the gay community being persecuted again, having their sexuality/same sex partnerships questioned without any discussion.
That is indeed a beautiful thing and quite an act of generosity. I think you're right, Graham, that it's something that should remain a gift, rather than a commodity, and your decision is both noble and fitting.
This restores my faith in humanity. A beautiful gesture and Graham sending it to Fred was a good idea. Well done to both of you