Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell visits University of York

Political campaigner Peter Tatchell at the University of York with students Harry Scoffin, left, of The York Union, and Tom Clark, right, of Derwent College.

Political campaigner Peter Tatchell at the University of York with students Harry Scoffin, left, of The York Union, and Tom Clark, right, of Derwent College.

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HUMAN rights campaigner Peter Tatchell gave a talk at the University of York.

Mr Tatchell, an Australian-born British political campaigner, is best known for his work with LGBT social movements, and was invited by the York Union and Derwent College to speak to members.

Mr Tatchell, who attempted a citizen's arrest of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in 1999, and again in 2001, campaigns on issues of social justice, and is currently the Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, a human rights organisation, and spoke about the future of LGBT rights, followed by a Q&A session.

Harry Scoffin, from the Union, said: "The York Union is proud to be working together with Derwent College to host the acclaimed human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell. We have had a successful year, having welcomed the likes of Baroness Scotland, Alastair Campbell and Jon Snow to the university."

Mr Tatchell's appearance was the last of this year's events, but new and upcoming events will be announced on the York Union website, and Twitter and Facebook pages.

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12:22pm Wed 18 Jun 14

MilkandTwo says...

Peter Tatchell is a very brave man but he's not a human rights campaigner. The UN declaration on human rights does not recognise sexual behaviour as a human right.

I am sure Peter Tatchell thinks it should be and is campaigning for what he believes in. And that makes him a political campaigner as the article correctly describes him elsewhere
Peter Tatchell is a very brave man but he's not a human rights campaigner. The UN declaration on human rights does not recognise sexual behaviour as a human right. I am sure Peter Tatchell thinks it should be and is campaigning for what he believes in. And that makes him a political campaigner as the article correctly describes him elsewhere MilkandTwo
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