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UK LGBT Activist Honored

By Charlotte Robinson, November 02, 2016
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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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

A wholehearted congratulations on your perseverance and achievement.

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