We owe this man a great big thankyou for what he had done.
'Huge thanks for the many kind wishes on my 71st birthday today. It's been a long journey since I first began campaigning 56 years ago, in 1967, aged 15.
I do my bit. So do many others.
Together, we make the change !
Justice, peace, freedom & equality for all !'
Tatchell was selected as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey in 1981. He was then denounced by party leader Michael Foot for ostensibly supporting extra-Parliamentary action against the Thatcher government. Labour subsequently allowed him to stand in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election in February 1983, in which the party lost the seat to the Liberals.
In the 1990s he campaigned for LGBT rights through the direct action group OutRage!, which he co-founded. He has worked on various campaigns, such as Stop Murder Music against music lyrics allegedly inciting violence against LGBT people and writes and broadcasts on various human rights and social justice issues. He attempted a citizen's arrest of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in 1999 and again in 2001.
In April 2004, Tatchell joined the Green Party of England and Wales and in 2007 was selected as prospective Parliamentary candidate in the constituency of Oxford East, but in December 2009 he stood down due to brain damage he says was caused by a bus accident as well as damage sustained during various protests.
Since 2011, he has been Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. He has taken part in over 30 debates at the Oxford Union, encompassing a wide range of issues such as patriotism, Thatcherism and university “safe spaces”.
No one has done more to fight for LGBT rights.
No one has stood up in such a brave manner and opposed homophobia within the church and in all aspects of life.
No one else had the guts to do what this man has done.
and no one else has dedicated their lives to an LGBT cause as Peter has done.
WE ALL - ALL OF US - OWE THIS MANA HUGE THANKYOU.
and if you are a gay man or women and you do not know who this man is - THEN RESEARCH IT.
WE ALL OWE THIS MAN A GREAT DEAL
MORE THAN YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE
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