Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to deliver lecture in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:52 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:52 04 February 2015

Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell

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A leading gay rights activist will be talking in Hatfield next week.

Peter Tatchell, who is renowned for campaigning on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, will be delivering a lecture at the University of Hertfordshire on Tuesday.

The subject will be ‘After Same-Sex Marriage, What Next for LGBT Rights?’

He said: “We’ve won same-sex marriage in England and Wales, but it is still banned in Northern Ireland.

“All the equality laws have exemptions for religious-run schools, hospitals and nursing homes.

“They are still allowed to discriminate against LGBT people.

“​Also over 50 per cent of LGBT pupils have experienced homophobia at school and half the country’s schools still don’t have an anti-bullying programme that specifically addresses homophobic bullying.”

Australian-born Mr Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights since 1967.

He is director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and human rights spokesman for the Green Party.

The lecture will be held in the Lindop Building between 6pm and 7.30pm.


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