ITV Pridecast Peter Tatchell episode: A lifetime of campaigning for LGBT+ rights
Peter Tatchell lives an extraordinary life, campaigning for LGBT+ rights across the globe, often putting himself in harm's way from both verbal and physical abuse. In many ways, he has helped change the course of history, whether that’s challenging the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1998 over the church’s legal discrimination against LGBT+ people, or by confronting heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson over homophobic slurs. Just two examples from a very long list of repeatedly challenging those with power and authority.
In January Peter turned 70 and in this episode of the ITV Pridecast he chats to Liam McConkey and Bella Cockarill about his lifetime of work and how his commitment to supporting LGBT+ rights is as strong as it was half a century ago. February also marks LGBT+ History Month and Peter talks about why remembering the struggles of LGBT+ people in the past is so important for securing rights for the future.
To learn more about the work Peter does and what he has achieved in the quest for justice and freedom for so many people go to the Peter Tatchell Foundation website: https://www.petertatchell.net/
For more information on LGBT+ History Month go to the LGBT+ History Month website: https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/
There's also lots of information about the month on Stonewall UK's website: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/lgbt-history-month-2022
The Hating Peter Tatchell documentary is still being streamed on Netflix (as of February 2022).
You Can Listen to the Podcast here: