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Iran: Tatchell in gay, spy & terror smear

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 8:11 am | Peter Tatchell

Iran's Rahyab News has made bizarre, fabricated claims that LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is linked to Britain’s spy agency MI6 and to Arab terrorist organisations. It has also flagged up his homosexuality and activism for LGBT equality ... More >>

Iran nuclear deal ignores human rights abuses by Tehran

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:12 pm | Peter Tatchell

Amid huge fanfare and relief, last week a long-negotiated deal was announced to lift sanctions against Iran in exchange for international monitoring and verification to ensure that Tehran does not develop nuclear weapons. It was lauded as a success ... More >>

Pardon all convicted gay men, not just Alan Turing

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:37 pm | Peter Tatchell

“It’s great that Alan Turing was granted a pardon but what about all the other victims of homophobic legislation? An estimated 50,000-100,000 men were convicted under Britain’s anti-gay laws during the twentieth century. All these men deserve ... More >>

Commonwealth Games must not discriminate

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 10:12 pm | Peter Tatchell

Organisers of next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, are being urged to secure pledges of non-discrimination from participating countries. More >>

Uganda: Sanctions urged against homophobic leaders

Friday, 28 February 2014, 4:11 pm | Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, responds to the Ugandan president signing into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill More >>

Alan Turing: Was he murdered by the security services?

Wednesday, 25 December 2013, 9:27 am | Peter Tatchell

Call for full inquiry into the scientist’s death Pardon urged for 50,000+ men convicted of the same offence London - 24 December 2013 Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has written to the Prime Minister urging a new inquiry into the death of ... More >>

Archbishop Welby is Struggling to Support Equality

Friday, 19 April 2013, 9:26 am | Peter Tatchell

Archbishop Welby is clearly struggling to reconcile his support for loving, stable same-sex relationships with his opposition to same-sex marriage. More >>

Thatcher Talked Freedom But Supported Tyrants

Friday, 12 April 2013, 8:59 am | Peter Tatchell

Thatcher Talked Freedom But Supported Tyrants She Put Anti-Communism & Business Deals Before Human Rights MSN UK - London - 9 April 2013 Peter Tatchell writes: In the wake of her death, Margaret Thatcher has been hailed ... More >>

Women Demand Olympic Equality

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 1:46 pm | Peter Tatchell

Sexist discrimination remains, must be remedied by IOC Delegation presents equality demands to Olympic chiefs You are invited - Public meeting London 2012: Justice for Women Wednesday 25 July 2012 10:30 am to 2pm On board the ship Hispaniola, moored ... More >>

Is the Queen homophobic?

Saturday, 2 June 2012, 2:08 pm | Peter Tatchell

Is the Queen homophobic? Never acknowledged the existence of gay people Never supported a gay charity Never uttered the word gay in public More >>

Commonwealth must put gay rights on law agenda

Saturday, 9 July 2011, 1:29 pm | Peter Tatchell

"Commonwealth law ministers should reconsider and approve recommendations for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in all Commonwealth member states when they meet in Sydney from 11 to 14 July," urged human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. ... More >>

Moscow gays defy police & neo-Nazi threats

Saturday, 28 May 2011, 3:03 pm | Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell will march with them in solidarity Moscow - 27 May 2011 Moscow Gay Pride Parade 2011 1pm, Saturday 28 May, The Kremlin, at the gates to the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, Alexandersky Gardens. 1.30pm, march to Moscow City Hall, Tverskaya ... More >>

Gay marriage delay "unnecessary and disappointing"

Saturday, 19 February 2011, 12:12 pm | Peter Tatchell

The Equal Love campaign is extremely disappointed that, after all the media hype since the Sunday Times report on 13 February, the reality is that we are no further towards overturning the ban on gay marriage and straight sex civil partnerships. More >>

Why we oppose the Pope's State Visit to Britain

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:25 pm | Peter Tatchell

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who is also a spokesperson for the Protest the Pope campaign, spoke at a public meeting in Richmond, London, last night. More >>

Malawi Couple Pardoned By President

Sunday, 30 May 2010, 12:04 pm | Peter Tatchell

President Bingu of Malawi has pardoned the couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were recently senenced to 14 years hard labour on charges of homosexuality. More >>

Moscow Court Upholds Gay Pride Ban

Sunday, 30 May 2010, 11:53 am | Peter Tatchell

In a shameless display of feeble deference to the Mayor of Moscow, a court in the Russian capital today upheld Mayor Luzhkov's ban of the fifth attempted Moscow Gay Pride parade. More >>

Malawi gay trial verdict "unjust and cruel"

Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 12:21 pm | Peter Tatchell

"This is an outrageous verdict. While Steven and Tiwonge freely confirmed their love for each other, there was was no credible evidence that they had committed any illegal homosexual acts," said London-based human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell who has ... More >>

Malawi prisoner Steven Monjeza is very ill

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 12:53 pm | Peter Tatchell

"Steven Monjeza remains very ill in the notorious Chichiri Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, according to people who have seen him in the last two days. I have been sent an appeal to get him medical help," reports London-based human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell ... More >>

Malawi protest in London: Free Steven & Tiwonge

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 6:11 pm | Peter Tatchell

African and British human rights campaigners rallied outside the Commonwealth's head quarters in London on Monday 22 March. They were protesting against the prosecution and imprisonment of the Malawian same-sex couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, ... More >>

Pope Attacks British Equality Laws

Wednesday, 3 February 2010, 9:22 am | Peter Tatchell

The Pope has criticised UK equality laws, including the Equality Bill that is currently before parliament. This attack comes ahead of the pontiff's State Visit to Britain, scheduled for September this year. More >>