Thanks to Sue I found the rainbow banner link in the sidebar. The Rainbow banner is a sign of inclusion. It reminds me that "white" light is only complete when all of the colours are there -- which matches my view of society. This banner is in direct support for marriage being available to people of mixed-gender or same-gender orientations.
Also thanks to Sue and Richard through whom I found Site Meter. Really the counter is just there to assuage my curiosity (and either build up or break down my ego, depending what it shows I guess).