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Comment: How and why PinkNews will be celebrating Peter Tatchell Day

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  1. He is a true hero. Even if you don’t agree with everything he says or does….I make a small 5 pound monthly donation to support his work. Maybe you could do the same….

  2. I certainly don’t agree with everything he has done or said, but I cannot think of any other individual in the UK who has done more to progress LGBT equality over the last couple of decades.

    I’m just hoping he doesn’t mellow as he gets older as there’s still a need for vocal activists.

  3. This is the most positive, heart-warming news I have read in a long time.

  4. A true hero. Happy Birthday Mr T.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 8 Jan 2012, 5:37pm

    Well done, Peter and congratulations, deservedly so! Peter has done more than anyone for LGBT equality anywhere in the world. He was actually the first activist to push for marriage equality long before Holland became the first country to legalise it. Whether some disagree with Peter or not, the world would be a lot worse for gay people if it weren’t for his courage to confront bigotry, discrimination and human rights violations around the world. Peter deserves a knighthood. I love the man.

  6. He’s brilliant !

  7. Angela Erde 8 Jan 2012, 9:38pm

    Benjamin, THANK YOU for using the intersex-inclusive acronym LGBTQI in this article! Thank you for recognizing we exist and I hope that Pink News will extend its mission to reporting for all of the LGBTQI community from now on!

  8. Cambodia Guesthouse 9 Jan 2012, 12:28am

    Well done Peter… and very well deserved..

    We don’t always agree 100% on things, but I recognise your contribution to LGBTQI rights worldwide.

    For years, you have done the unpleasant jobs… so the rest of us don’t HAVE to..

    Those who sit on their cosy safas, behind their keyboards, critisising Peter and saying ‘he does not speak for me’.. would do well to ask themselves who does then?

    Peter has never claimed to speak for the ‘gay community’… Sometimes he says what the gay community does not want to hear, or finds unpalatable.. He speaks though for those with no voice!

    Well done Peter…. richly deserved and I hope your day raises much needed funds.. Thanks PinkNews!

  9. Happy Birthday, Peter, and many more.. :)

  10. Peter Tatchell 10 Jan 2012, 1:17am

    Big appreciation to everyone for their kind wishes. I am just one of the many people who’ve contributed to advances in LGBTI human rights. It is our cumulative, collective efforts that have made so many positive changes. My sincere thanks to everyone who has worked with me over the last 45 years of campaigning. Bravo!

  11. I’m usually not one to be negative, and this hasn’t nothing to do with peter’s good work, but can we take the “Q” out of LGBTI?

    I mean, I can see why the T is there, I can see why the I is there, but someone who is questioning (ie, straight boy after a few too many) doesn’t really have any less rights or put up with any discrimination or even participate in the community (any more so than if he were just an ally, which is perfectly fine).

    Everyone questions their sexuality (in minor ways!) from time to time, do we lump everyone under this banner?

    1. Jock S. Trap 16 Jan 2012, 8:40am

      Don’t people questioning deserve respect also, then?

    2. Personally, I like the term “queer” as it isn’t a specific label — to me it simply means “not straight”. Most people would label me as “bi-sexual”, but I don’t consider myself to be someone who is attracted to men and women, I consider myself to be someone who is attracted to people regardless of their gender. Queer seems like a better description to me.

  12. Happy birthday to Peter – one of my heroes.

  13. I would like Peter to support my right to marry my donkey that I love so much. I am afraid to voice out.

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