Peter Tatchell, globally known humanist and gay, human rights defender will speak on Aug 28 on “Secular Humanism & Political Conflicts: Giving Voice to the Voiceless” at Davies church.
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.
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 Luxemberg. He has adapted many of their methods to his contemporary non-violent struggle for human rights – and invented a few of his own.
For many years, Peter Tatchell wrote regular columns for The Guardian’s Comment is Free website.
In 2007, he hosted a weekly online TV current affairs programme, Talking With Tatchell.
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).
Join us in hearing about his human rights campaigns and the importance of human rights work.