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Machismo underpins war and tyranny

by Peter Tatchell

Wed 20th Aug 2014
A macho mindset is a psychological precondition for all oppression... [read more]

Peter Tatchell - Margaret Thatcher: Extraordinary but heartless

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 8th Apr 2013
Former British Prime Minister's fee market policies paved the way for current economic crisis and she legislated the UK’s first new anti-gay law in over 100 years: Section 28, writes Peter Tatchell, Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation.... [read more]

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

by Peter Tatchell

Tue 12th Feb 2013
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI brings an opportunity to reform Catholic doctrine on human rights issues, writes Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.... [read more]
 

Allan Horsfall 1927-2012: In remembrance

by Peter Tatchell

Wed 5th Sep 2012
Peter Tatchell recalls the contribution of LGBT rights pioneer Allan Horsfall, who died from heart failure on 27 August 2012, aged 84-years-old.... [read more]

The ethical case for ‘people power’

by Peter Tatchell

Sun 19th Aug 2012
Peter Tatchell sets out the ethics and efficacy of direct action protest across a range of issues, including OutRage!’s successful campaign against the police harassment of the LGBT community... [read more]

Mere insults should not be criminal offences

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 25th May 2012
Peter Tatchell says Section 5 of the Public Order Act is a menace to free speech and the right to protest... [read more]
 

Goodbye homophobia. Hello sexual diversity

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 13th Feb 2012
Peter Tatchell gives his thoughts on what a post homophobic society might look like... [read more]

Economic democracy – The next big social reform?

by Peter Tatchell

Sat 21st Jan 2012
Peter Tatchell says democratising economic decision-making is the key to a fairer society and a more stable economy... [read more]

The Gay Liberation Front's Social Revolution

by Peter Tatchell

Mon 18th Oct 2010
Forty years ago, the Gay Liberation Front challenged society's gender system. Peter Tatchell looks back on four decades of activism.... [read more]
 

An Age of Consent of 14?

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 24th Sep 2010
Peter Tatchell argues education, not criminalisation, is the best way to protect children when it comes to sexuality.... [read more]

Iranian judges defy their Supreme Court to hang teen

by Peter Tatchell

Tue 10th Aug 2010
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell on the plight of an Iranian man sentenced to die for being gay and what you can do to help him.... [read more]

Ban on Same-sex Marriage Must be Lifted

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 18th Jun 2010
Marriage equality is the litmus test of David Cameron's commitment to gay rights, writes Peter Tatchell.... [read more]
 

Gay Footballers and Fans to get FA from the FA?

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 12th Feb 2010
Peter Tatchell urges the Football Association to push ahead with a planned anti-homophobia campaign which has mysteriously stalled this week. ... [read more]

Women Who Fantasise About Group Sex Can Be Lawfully Raped, Says UK Court

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 22nd Jan 2010
A recent rape case at Preston Crown Court has shed light on the misogynistic logic used to determine the credibility of alleged rape victims, as Peter Tatchell explains.... [read more]

We Need an Index of Human Rights

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 11th Dec 2009
Measuring and ranking every country's observance of human rights would give nations an incentive to raise their game, argues Peter Tatchell.... [read more]
 

The Global Struggle for Queer Freedom

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 16th Oct 2009
Delivering the 2009 Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell hailed the ongoing defiance of the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the face of deeply-entrenched homophobic prejudice.... [read more]

Voting Reform Will Empower the Left

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 9th Oct 2009
Changing Britain's electoral system would benefit Labour and radicalise politics, says Peter Tatchell... [read more]

Jamaica: A Grim Place to be Gay

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 18th Sep 2009
Peter Tatchell argues Britain should use its economic leverage to pressure the Jamaican legal system into reforming its backward approach to homosexuality.... [read more]
 

Ezra Nawi Spared Jail, For Now

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 28th Aug 2009
Peter Tatchell urges readers to show their support for Israeli human rights campaigner Ezra Nawi.... [read more]

Stonewall 40 - Our Lost Gay Radicalism

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 3rd Jul 2009
Peter Tatchell believes London's gay community has lost much of its radical edge.... [read more]

Thank You, Mayor Luzhkov

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 22nd May 2009
Peter Tatchell reports on the successful rallying, against all the odds, of an anti-homophobia campaign in Moscow.... [read more]
 

Support the Iranian People, Oppose Tehran’s Clerical Fascism

by Peter Tatchell

Fri 20th Feb 2009
Peter Tatchell believes the left should unite against the theocratic regime in Tehran.... [read more]