Gay campaigner Tatchell gets plaque

By David Watters, writing for Manchester Mouth on gay issues.

Sir Ian McKellen has unveiled a plaque dedicated to Peter Tatchell’s endless campaigning for gay rights.

The blue plaque, which was awarded to Tatchell for more than 40 years of human rights activism, has been attached outside his long term residence Arrol House on the Rockingham Estate near Elephant and Castle, London.

Speakers at the unveiling ceremony included McKellen, out gay Catholic priest Bernard Lynch and Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes. They all honoured Tatchell for his 43 years of tireless campaigning for gay rights and human rights in Britain and across the globe.

The event was followed by a reception at the nearby Cuming Museum, Walworth Road, where I was fortunate to meet and speak with internationally renowned actor McKellen, who agreed that this was a long overdue honour.

To read the rest of this story visit ManchesterMouth.co.uk

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