This event is part of the Inaugural 2022 David N. Lyon Speaker Series on “The Politics of Sex and Gender Equality in Diverse Societies”.
The speaker for this event will be human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
Peter Tatchell has campaigned for human rights for 55 years, since 1967. He helped organise the UK’s first Pride in 1972 and in 1973 staged the first LGBT+ protest in a communist country, East Germany. Peter has outed homophobic bishops and ambushed anti-gay prime ministers, archbishops and sports stars like Mike Tyson. His attempted citizen’s arrest of the Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe on charges of torture resulted in him being beaten unconscious. Hating Peter Tatchell, a documentary about his life, is on Netflix. He is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation: www.PeterTatchellFoundation.org.