Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights since 1967, on issues of democracy, civil liberties, social equality, environmental protection, peace and global justice. He is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation: www.PeterTatchellFoundation.org

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Obituary: Dudley Cave

ANTI-FASCIST, SOLDIER, prisoner of war, advocate of peace and reconciliation, gay rights pioneer, Dudley Cave was above all a humanitarian.

Letter: Gays not warned

Sir: While the police deserve praise for their liaison with the lesbian and gay community since the Soho bombing, their failure to forewarn the homosexual public that gay venues could be attacked was a grave error of judgement.

My Week: I'm guilty, but I won the day

Five Days In The Life Of Peter Tatchell, 46, Of The Queer Rights Campaign Group Outrage! Who Was This Week Found Guilty Of `Indecent Behaviour In A Church'. Last Easter Tatchell Staged A Protest In Canterbury Cathedral During The Archbishop's Sermon

Letter: In Brief

Sir: It is not true that my "ambition" is to be "imprisoned for fighting for homosexual equality" or that "I want to be a martyr" (report, 2 December). These claims are based on fabricated quotes published in 1995. I do not wish to be a martyr for one very obvious reason: martyrs end up dead. Nor do I have any desire to go to prison for the gay cause. Jail is not a pleasant place for anyone, least of all an openly gay man.

Letter: Gay Age Of Consent

JOHN LYTTLE accuses me of advocating an age of consent of 12 ("I'm out with the in crowd", 30 April). This is not true. I have consistently argued for consent at 14 for everyone, gay and straight.

Obituary: Ian Dunn

IAN DUNN was a pioneer for lesbian and gay human rights, remaining a central figure in the battle for homosexual equality - in Scotland and internationally - for 30 years.

Gay Pride's happy ending

When 250,000 people can celebrate their homosexuality they no longer need to do so, says Peter Tatchell

Letter: Gay protest at Communion

Sir: The provost of Southwark Cathedral says "the case of homosexual people will not be furthered" by our protest against Anglican homophobia during Morning Eucharist ("Cathedral protesters confront bishops", 28 April).

Obituary: Martin Corbett

Martin Corbett was one of the great unsung heroes of the struggle for homosexual human rights. Although rarely taking the limelight himself, his behind-the-scenes organisational skills played a crucial role in every gay rights campaign over the last 25 years. No one else can claim such a distinguished and unbroken record of commitment.

ANOTHER VIEW; The wrong kind of outing

Even though Michael Barrymore has now publically confirmed his homosexuality, the truth is that he was in effect outed by the tabloid press. After weeks of whispers and innuendos, Barrymore was forced into a situation where he felt obliged to come out.
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