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  1. Congratulations Peter and so well deserved.

    1. Absoluitely!

  2. Sophie Hawthorne 17 Nov 2011, 1:18am

    Many congratulations also Peter, I don’t always agree with your points of view but I truly believe that my world would be a poorer place without you. You deserve this.

    1. I couldn’t agree more.

  3. Cambodia Guesthouse 17 Nov 2011, 3:21am

    I echo the comment above from Sophie.

    You devoted your life to helping others and fighting for equality and human rights… often at great personal cost both financially and to your health.

    Many of us take for granted the efforts of others to achieve the rights we ALL enjoy. I often hear the term “he does not speak for ME”… Maybe not, but you all enjoy the rights today that people like Peter have fought long and hard for!

    Congratulations of this small ‘thank you’ Peter.. Very well deserved!

  4. Why does your headline draw a distinction between gay rights and human rights? Gay rights ARE human rights!

  5. Jock S. Trap 17 Nov 2011, 8:34am

    Congrats Peter.

  6. We owe him a lot, congratulations. Couldn’t have put it better than Cambodia Guesthouse.

  7. A prophet often crying in the wilderness, often at huge personal cost, who has influenced the world hugely for the better. Well done Peter, and thoroughly deserved.

  8. Mumbo Jumbo 17 Nov 2011, 10:22am


  9. Well done, Peter, you so deserve it. You tireless efforts to make the world a better place are immense. Thank you for everything you continue to do for the LGBT community both at home and around the world, one of the very few who has the courage to speak out when others wouldn’t. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  10. Congratulations, Peter.

    Whilst I may not always agree with how you perceive some matters – I do recognise that your work of many years has been a significant influence in advancing human rights (for all) in the UK and elsewhere …

    Your work has been, and continues to be, committed and determined.

    A recognition well deserved.

  11. Stuart Browning 17 Nov 2011, 1:21pm

    Maybe he will now get a proper job, instead of fleecing people out of their money via his dodgy organisation

    1. What sort of job do you have, Stuart?

      1. He gets paid for writing his signature every week at the dole office.

        Isn’t that right, Keith?

      2. Maybe it would be better to ask whether his name was changed officially?

        or is he still Keith underneath all that ?

    2. Jock S. Trap 17 Nov 2011, 3:08pm

      Oh Keith, why do you have to use different names to make your comments?

  12. Congratulations and tight hugs, Peter..

  13. jamestoronto 17 Nov 2011, 4:07pm

    Congratulations from across the pond, Peter. I have admired you from this distance. I haven’t always agreed with everything you have said/done but I agree 100% with your conviction. Well done.

  14. Peter TWATchell.

    1. And what have you done for the world lately?

      It’s easy to criticise and admonish others isnt it!

      1. Yes.

        1. You have no right!

    2. That’s the sort of insult I used to think terribly funny in primary school. Ditto poster name.

  15. The gold tassle makes the bloke on the left look like he has an erection.

    Congratulations Peter – well deserved.

  16. carrie baker 17 Nov 2011, 5:52pm

    We love you Peter Thatchell , keep up the work uncle, we need more human rights warriors, a worthy honor an award, a recognition for your children and grandchildren and history books will be graced with ang knowing, a worthy vessel, of goodness, enough to make leaps and bounds in lives of other recepetents of humanity as a mentor lending its awsome character, some good that brought about good , nothing is honary about bigots , they will go down in history like the old bigots dead and gone , bad reputations, like the cofederacy, horrors of the south their evils, and characters, stamped in mud an blood in history spaces and pages about the monster the where and are, no honors at all are racists, just the names of casualties they caused and ab;uses they where a party too, like sally kern a disaster as a woman and grandmother, what a horror, you dont see a loving grandmother, or mother, but a monster of hate and defamations instigated evils like her male peers of evil wreches, uncarin

  17. carrie baker 17 Nov 2011, 5:59pm

    I am reminded about the true story of the white racist biggot in the whitehouse along time ago , who hurt many minorites, a slave owner, abuser , but one day the old evil wicked man got old, he really did not have any real white friends only in pretense when they met in kkk klan hall meeting to do others wrong and to form conspiracies against others, at tea parties where they even disrespected and mistreated even the white women who some are still fools, about their racist history like sally kern not remembering they too where inslaved to big house with no voice and vote, just pretty dress when needed to use to make a guest appearance, now uppity haughty pioused bitches in women just as racist as their own enemy of yesteryear and even in thier own house hold where cry in to thier milliondollar mascara, at the abuse and neglect as wife to tenderness and true love , unloved for real, and a marriage which is not the real deal, b;ut yet they seem to find time to make others feel bad sad

  18. carrie baker 17 Nov 2011, 6:08pm

    The old wicked white wretch of a man, bigooted and abuser , terroreist, all of his so called white colleages and friends dumped him like a hot potato, when all of his money ran out do to a market bad decision of his. and the White evil man came on televisions to defend an old colored negro woman and a few of her children that still lived in the house and took care of him when they should have been gone and could have been nursed his white racist ass the same garbabe trash the ab;use her and her family, day in and day out, his own familiy would not come see him or have nothing to do with him except when it was time he was going to die , they wanted the big house he live in, and wanted to fight over it, he Then came out on tv. and told his story of how he indeed was one of the most wretched men in the world, for what he had done to the minorites, and made a statement to the people that he left his house to the old colored woman an her few colored kids , because it was ritefuly theirs

  19. carrie baker 17 Nov 2011, 6:17pm

    So racists and bigots and prejudice are just plainly before your eyes everyday , evil and dangerous people , they are number one reasons for wars , and bloodshed, and harrasment, meddleng, instigated abuses, assaults, all wicked unstable people who produce what their evil character delegates and that is evil and abuses injutistices, because their foundations an stucture is evil, and evil from evil is evil, its implementations are evil, its instigator is satan and he is evil, and his evil chidren produces his evil character of hate and malice, spite , fighting and terrorizing, hurting , harming, all because it cannot produce good because it is no good, stop being blind, in racism their is nothing kind, its a deviant and destrctive mind,, polution , that must have and active solution, to save humanity from its insanity

  20. carrie baker 17 Nov 2011, 6:32pm

    But people are evil, and always have been , until their asses are in the hot water and then they dont care who takes thier hand if they are colored or gay, the hipppocrites and evil people are just low down like that , they must be stopped and you dont want your children growning up to be like that , just walking in love because you love them , and want them to harm no one and want no one to harm them that humanity,

    1. Carrie, you really should purchase a dictionary and a textbook on English grammar.

      1. God who is this carrie person? She writes like she is on crack cocaine.

  21. Peter Tatchell 18 Nov 2011, 12:23am

    Thanks very much everyone for your kind congratulations. Much appreciated. I do my bit, as do many others. Together, we’ve made some extraordinary positive changes for LGBTI rights and other human rights.
    Thank you to many people on this thread who have also contributed to our freedom struggle.

    1. Thank you, Peter Tatchell. My hero!

  22. Congrats, Peter! Well deserved.

  23. Well done Peter. Well desrved. Hope you are still living in the U.K.

    Good Health and enjoy life. We are all getting older.

    These awards should make Stonewall committee members ashamed.

    1. TheLizzie12 20 Nov 2011, 4:38pm

      Well said, Samuel, I couldn’t agree more with your comment about Stonewall. They should be casting their net wider for its awards, and acknowledging overlooked but well-known LGBT folk like Peter, but also those of us who work on the ‘front line’ of our communities, often voluntarily, with no recognition or support from the mainstream.

  24. TheLizzie12 20 Nov 2011, 4:35pm

    Well done, Peter! Richly deserved. You are now most definitely a “stately homo of England!”

  25. Bless him. He embodies what it means to be a selfless, compassionate human being. Well done Peter.

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