Exceptional people: Peter Tatchell

by alekosblog

By Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian, 26 July 2013

When Downing Street hosted its annual reception for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender luminaries this week, the only real surprise of the night was one conspicuous absence. In a congratulatory speech to more than 150 activists, campaigners and celebrities, the prime minister paid tribute to many of the guests, and in particular thanked Peter Tatchell for his 21-year campaign for gay marriage. But Tatchell wasn’t there to hear him, because he wasn’t invited.

Tatchell spent the evening alone at his desk in his one-bedroom council flat, working on a campaign against homophobia in Russia. Continue here