Peter Tatchell at 70: why the fight goes on – after Netflix stardom and 55 years of activism


The human rights campaigner has attained the status of national treasure. ‘No regrets,’ he says as he looks back at his activism, writes Michael Day. On a gloweringly grey January afternoon, Peter Tatchell arrives on time, bearing gifts.


“Happy New Year!” he says, and hands me the latest issue of the New Humanist magazine (“a rational approach to the modern world”) and a copy of the 2022 Attitude calendar (on the cover: a swarthy hunk/gardener in a pair of Speedos, two sizes too small, pushing a wheelbarrow); perhaps it’ll remind me to go to the gym or do some gardening.

I make us cups of tea and cut a couple of slices of cake. Read the full article.