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Video: Peter Tatchell through the years

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  1. oh no, I hope the coverage on PT’s birthday isn’t going to be like the blanket coverage on the Royal Wedding?

    1. Benjamin Cohen 25 Jan 2012, 1:26am

      No it’s just going to be a few pieces then back to normal!

  2. National Debt = £1 trillion
    National Treasure = Peter Tatchell

    So, no worries :)

  3. Great video :D

  4. Dear Peter, I respect you and I wish you a very happy birthday. I’m 24 years old and I take for granted the life I live. I take for granted the culture I’ve been brought up in as a one which accepts LGBT people.

    However watching the video of you protesting in the early days makes me realise we wouldn’t be where we are without the active struggles brave and noble people like yourself have participated in.

    It’s something I’ve been thinking of – who do we have today who is a true LGBT leader? I’m not talking about politicians who happen to be gay. I mean, who is leading or guiding the struggle for equality?

    It’s a sad state of affairs when you seem to be the only recognisable and outspoken person. Still, it’s good that we do have you.

    I was a late starter really – I went on my first Pride march in East London last year. People told me Pride was a commercial thing…

    1. …but I remember feeling quite uneasy as I knew we were walking in protest against hateful posters and leaflets calling for our deaths, and also walking past people who were waiting for the bus (we’d disrupted that route) felt kind of awkward.

      But I get it now. The politics of it overrides all that. I don’t know what will happen in the future. But I know you’ve done us all a great service. I’ll stop rambling now :)

      Happy birthday Peter. Many happy returns!

      1. I’m sure Peter would agree that Paul Canning is also a world leader for our cause..

      2. Well said Alex, I can’t think of anything to add! :)

  5. Mumbo Jumbo 25 Jan 2012, 9:29am

    Courage, integrity and indefatigability. An example to us all. Respect and thanks.

  6. I wish we had a Peter Tatchell in America.

    We had one but he was murdered in his San Francisco office in 1978.

    Today I honor Peter Tatchell as I remember Harvey Milk; two amazing and eternal heroes.

  7. George Broadhead 27 Jan 2012, 7:53am

    Peter Tatchell has undoubtedly made an immense contribution to the struggle for LGBT rights, but it mustn’t be forgotten that many other lower profile activists also made a valuable contribution by taking part in numerous direct action demonstrations long before Outrage! was founded.

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