Peter Tatchell


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Britain is celebrating the anniversary of the 1967 act, but in fact anti-gay laws were enforced more aggressively by the state after it was passed. The 50th anniversary in July of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 will be marked by celebratory events, from Queer British Art at the Tate to the BBC’s Gay Britannia season. I feel ambivalent about the celebrations: 1967 was progress, but the criminalisation of homosexuality in the UK did not in fact end until 2013. The 1967 act was just a start. It was the first gay law reform since 1533, when anal sex was made a crime during Henry VIII’s reign; all other sexual acts between men were outlawed in the Victorian era, in
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May 23 2017 Homosexuality
Peter Tatchell has most recently been quoted in an article called Journalists fear reprisals for exposing purge of gay men in Chechnya. Peter Tatchell said, “I would urge celebrities who have been to Chechnya to speak out against the current anti-gay witch-hunt and to use their personal contacts in Chechnya to pressure the government to halt the arrests, torture and killing.”. Peter Tatchell has been quoted a grand total of 6 times in 4 articles.
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