Peter Tatchell has received the 2016 Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for his 50 years of human rights work in the UK & worldwide. For decades Tatchell’s commitment in promoting human rights & LGBT rights has helped to create a greater understanding by changing hearts & minds about these important issues & created the conditions to allow laws protecting minority groups to be implemented. Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation stated, “Receiving this award is a massive honor. My profound appreciation to the Gandhi Foundation. This award is in recognition of my half a century of human rights work, which began in 1967, when I was aged 15. But, of course, whatever changes I have helped bring about, they were never achieved by me alone. I was part of a joint, collective effort by the Gay Liberation Front, Anti-Apartheid Movement, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, OutRage! & dozens more campaign groups which I have supported over the decades. The advances in LGBT & other human rights have always been a collaborative effort. I could not have helped secure any social change without the support of many others. My heartfelt thanks to all those people for their kindness, generosity & support over the decades. It is much valued & treasured. Gandhi’s successful non-violent struggle against British colonial rule in India has been an enduring inspiration throughout the 50 years of my human rights campaigning….” Congrats & keep up your great & much needed work for our LGBT community.
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