Human Rights defender Peter Tatchell to support Rainbow Jews launch

I am honoured to support Rainbow Jews and to celebrate the huge positive contribution that Jewish people make to the LGBT community and to our wider society. Jewish and LGBT people share many parallels of oppression and of triumph over adversity. As victims of prejudice, it is important for us to stand together united against all hate.” (Peter Tatchell)

We are proud to announce that Human Rights defender Peter Tatchell has offered to support the Rainbow Jews exhibition launch in February 2014. Peter Tatchell will be one of the high-profile speakers to open the exhibition at LSE on 06/02/2014.


Peter Tatchell Human Rights defender
Peter Tatchell
Human Rights defender

Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1952. He has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT equality and global justice. His human rights inspirations include Mohandas Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King.

A pioneer of the Gay Liberation Front in the early 1970s and a co-founder of OutRage! in 1990, from 2004 he spearheaded the campaign for same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships. His human rights activism resulted in him being badly beaten by President Mugabe’s bodyguards in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in 2007. He is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation:


Twitter: @PeterTatchell