What They Say About Peter Tatchell

Quotes from the great, the good, and the unexpected.


“A national hero.”
Sunday Times

“A civil rights campaigner we can all applaud”
Sunday Telegraph

“Heroic.an example to us all.the Peter Tatchell left bruised and bloodied in a Brussels gutter is a better man than the EU politicians who have been fawning over Mugabe.Mr Tatchell has the courage of his convictions. They owe allegiance only to hypocrisy”
Daily Mail

“Peter Tatchell has done more to keep gay rights on the agenda over the last decade (the 1990s) than anyone”
Time Out

“A modern-day prophet.dauntingly brave in his pursuit of equality and justice”
Bishop Richard Holloway, former Primate of Scotland

“Challenging government repression and public panic.(Peter Tatchell is) making a very important contribution to AIDS awareness and the human rights of people with HIV”
The late Sean MacBride, former Assistant General Secretary of the United Nations

“His impact has been immense.brave, honest and absolutely sincere in his determination to build an unprejudiced world”
Lord Hattersley, former Minister and ex-deputy leader of the Labour Party

“Unpaid, tireless and he never stops…Peter Tatchell has probably done more for gay and human rights than anyone in Britain over the last 20 years”
Marcelle D’Argy Smith, feminist writer and ex-editor of Cosmopolitian

“I thank Peter Tatchell for publicising and defending the human rights of the people of East Timor during the many years of Indonesian occupation and oppression”
Jose Ramos Horta, Foreign Spokesperson for the East Timor independence movement, Fretilin,

“Peter Tatchell’s courageous stands on behalf of basic freedoms are a beacon”
John Pilger, journalist, broadcaster and author

“He’s very necessary.incredibly brave.doing good work in a world where most people are too timid”.
Elton John, singer and musician

“Peter Tatchell’s citizen’s arrest successfully highlighted the human rights abuses of the Mugabe regime.and produced many positive outcomes. promoting awareness of lesbian and gay human rights in Zimbabwe and strengthening our credibility within the general human rights movement”
Gay And Lesbians of Zimbabwe