Peter Tatchell

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"Peter Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967. He is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party. Peter is also the Green Party’s spokesperson on human rights. Through the Peter Tatchell Foundation, he campaigns for human rights in Britain and internationally... Peter’s key political inspirations are Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankurst, Martin Luther King and, to some extent, Malcolm X and Rosa Luxembourg. He has adapted many of their methods to his contemporary non-violent struggle for human rights – and invented a few of his own... A radical anti-materialist and critic of the celebrity-obsessed consumer society, he advocates quality – not quantity – of life; arguing that ever-increasing personal income and material wealth is not the key to human happiness... For many years, Peter Tatchell wrote regular columns for The Guardian’s Comment is Free website. Read his archived articles here: ...In 2007, he hosted a weekly online TV current affairs programme, Talking With Tatchell, which has since been archived at ... He is the author of over 3,000 published articles and six books, including The Battle for Bermondsey (Heretic Books), Democratic Defence – A Non-Nuclear Alternative (Heretic Books/GMP) and We Don't Want To March Straight - Masculinity, Queers & The Military (Cassell)." [1]


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  1. Peter Tatchell Biography, organizational web page, accessed July 4, 2014.