Human Rights

Homotopia Festival

Peter Tatchell talks about queer rights and the philosophy of OutRage!’s direct action. He also talks about Iraq and religious fundamentalism.

Protest as Performance

Peter Tatchell celebrates the OutRage! art of activism, where style and symbolism are used to empower the struggle for queer emancipation Making A Scene: Performing Culture Into Politics, Henry Rogers and David Burrows (Editors), ARTicle Press in association with the IKON Gallery, Birmingham, 2000 In this chapter from Making A Scene, Peter Tatchell explains how Protest as Performance

Equality Alliance launched

Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Human Rights Over 70 organisations relaunched the ‘Campaign for Equality Standing Forum’ as the ‘EQUALITY ALLIANCE’ on Saturday 4th April at the Conway Hall, London. In an unprecedented turning point in the history of gay politics this decade, over 70 national gay rights and international human rights organisations Equality Alliance launched

Bolton 7 – Convicted but not jailed

Defence Campaign saved men from prison The Bolton 7 remain convicted of consenting gay sex in the privacy of their own homes: but they walked free from court on 20th February, largely thanks to the high-profile defence campaign that inundated the court with over 400 letters of protest from MP’s, bishops, and human rights groups. Bolton 7 – Convicted but not jailed

Bolton 7: Candlelit Protest at Westminster

100 Protestors Demand Repeal of Antiquated Antigay Laws A hundred demonstrators gathered outside the Palace of Westminster at 7 p.m. on 23rd February, to protest at the prosecution of the ‘Bolton 7’ for consensual sex in the privacy of their own homes. This prosecution, authorised personally by Dame Barbara Mills, head of the Crown Prosecution Bolton 7: Candlelit Protest at Westminster

Bolton 7 – Protests grow louder

Seven Gay Men convicted for consenting sex in private Protests are escalating against the conviction of seven men in Bolton, Greater Manchester, for consenting sex in the privacy of their own homes. The men will be sentenced on 20th February. The judge has warned that some may be jailed. The Bolton 7 were convicted under Bolton 7 – Protests grow louder