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Mugabe fell well short of moral stature of Nelson Mandela

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 10:19 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

“Robert Mugabe was a liberation hero turned tyrant. He killed more black Africans than the evil apartheid regime in South Africa. His massacre of up to 20,000 people in Matabeleland in the 1980s was the equivalent of a Sharpeville massacre every day ... More >>

Obituary: Richard Green LGBT rights trail-blazer since 1960s

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:12 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Across five decades the American psychiatrist and lawyer Richard Green, who has died aged 82, contributed to landmark achievements for gay and trans rights. He was a straight ally who risked his reputation and career to advance the understanding ... More >>

Psychiatrists Admit Harm Done to LGBs By Aversion Therapy

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:48 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has issued a historic statement acknowledging for the first time the harm done to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who were subjected to aversion therapy, the practice of using electric shocks or nausea-inducing drugs ... More >>

Pakistan Demands UK Ban Adverts Urging #FreeBalochistan

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:57 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Pressure on Foreign Office, UK ambassador summoned in Pakistan, Attack on freedom of expression, Bid to censor and intimidate More >>

Lessons We Can Learn From the Kevin Spacey Furore

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 8:18 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Until now, Kevin Spacey never publicly revealed that he is gay. For decades, long after other actors came out, he remained totally closeted and side-stepped the issue of his sexuality. In the early stages of his career, when Hollywood moguls demanded ... More >>

West Papua: Five facts about Indonesia’s occupation

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:55 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The Indonesian president, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret: its brutal 50-year war in its easternmost provinces. Here are five things you should know about Indonesian rule in West Papua: More >>

Another year of global progress on LGBTI rights

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:44 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Nauru and Belize decriminalised homosexuality and the Seychelles parliament passed a bill ending the ban on same-sex relations. In India, the Supreme Court said it will review its 2013 judgement that upheld the colonial-era law criminalising “carnal ... More >>

Church Synod victory for LGBTI love & equality

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:40 pm | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

London, UK – 16 February 2017 "This vote to reject the Bishops' report is a triumph for love and equality. It is the biggest defeat for the Anglican leadership in many decades. Synod rightly refused to endorse the anti-LGBTI exclusion and discrimination ... More >>

Gay pardons for up to 100,000 men welcomed

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 10:27 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

London, UK - 31 January 2017 The government has today confirmed the granting of pardons to men convicted under historic anti-gay laws, pre-2003, for consenting adult same-sex behavior, where such behavior is no longer a crime today. More >>

Peter Tatchell receives Gandhi International Peace Award

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 11:00 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Peter Tatchell received the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2016 at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament in London on 31 October 2016. It honours his 50 years of human rights advocacy and activism. He dedicated his acceptance to the ... More >>

Bid to pardon gay men convicted under anti-gay laws

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:55 pm | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

John Nicolson MP will present his Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill to the House of Commons for its second reading this Friday, 21 October. His Bill would grant a pardon to men convicted or cautioned under historic anti-gay laws for consenting ... More >>

Pakistan's persecution of Christians escalates

Friday, 8 July 2016, 9:57 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

“The government of Pakistan has announced plans to force Islam on young people by making Quranic study compulsory for all school and college students, which is contrary to the country’s constitution and the Islamic precept that there should ... More >>

Gay protest today in Canterbury against Primates

Saturday, 16 January 2016, 10:46 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Gay protest today in Canterbury against Primates LGBTI vigil today, Friday 15 January 2016 1pm-3pm Cathedral House, Canterbury Cathedral 1pm Lodge press conference 2.30pm In protest at the decision by Anglican Primates to punish pro-gay equality churches ... More >>

Commonwealth Summit in Malta urged to back LGBTI equality

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:25 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

For 66 years, the Commonwealth has refused to even discuss LGBTI rights London, UK - 26 November 2015 Fifty people rallied outside the London headquarters of the Commonwealth, two days before the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ... More >>

Istanbul Pride: London rally against police attack

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 8:16 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

LGBTI campaigners and allies rallied on 10 July outside the Turkish embassy in London, to protest against the last minute banning of Istanbul Pride, the violent police assaults on the marchers and escalating hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... More >>

Lord Lamont confronted by Arabs over Iran oil deal

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:29 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Lord Lamont and Richard Bacon MP were confronted by Peter Tatchell and Ahwazi Arabs from Iran who peacefully disrupted and briefly occupied a UK-Iran business meeting at the London HQ of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) at 1pmtoday, Friday 3 ... More >>

LGBT Pride march - Call to end gay bans in Northern Ireland

Friday, 26 June 2015, 8:01 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Peter Tatchell Foundation will highlight DUP discrimination at Pride DUP echoes the policies of the BNP & European fascist parties More >>

UKIP group banned from London Gay Pride parade this Saturday

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7:37 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The UKIP LGBT group has been banned from this year’s annual Pride London parade which takes place this Saturday, 27 June. More >>

UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:12 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to Debenhams’s flagship Oxford Street store in central London, asking them to stop stocking the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana over their offensive dismissal of IVF babies as “synthetic children.” More >>

Pratt & Smith - The last men hanged for sodomy

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 2:59 pm | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

The last Saturday of August 1835 was a beautiful hot day. James Pratt (30) left his wife and two young daughters in Deptford, searching for work - promising to return by 6pm. He was a labourer and needed a better job. More >>





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