Listen to the full podcast interview here…
Listen to the snippet here…
“Well in terms of the global battle for LGBT+ freedom, the most important thing is that we show solidarity with the activists there, both the LGBT+ activists and their straight allies.”
Listen to the snippet here…
“I always like to say ‘an activist is a person who’s got up off their knees, said ‘no’ to injustice and is standing up tall and proud for their rights and the rights of their community’.”
Listen to Peter’s endorsement of The Diversity Trust…
“That’s how we make the change. It’s from the grassroots up. That’s what The Diversity Trust does and I’m so proud to support the work you do.”
Peter Tatchell has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT+ equality and global justice. He is inspired by the human rights work of Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King.
Peter’s approach is global. He has proposed international instruments to challenge human rights abuses. For example, in 2009, he co-proposed a UN Global Human Rights Index. He’s also proposed an internationally-binding UN Human Rights Convention enforceable through both national courts and the International Criminal Court. He’s recommended the formation of a permanent rapid- reaction UN peace-keeping force with the authority to intervene to stop genocide and war crimes. Since 2013, Peter has been a full-time employee of the Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF). PTF seeks to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law. It does this through raising awareness, understanding, protection and implementation of human rights, in the UK and worldwide. This involves research, education, advice, casework, publicity and advocacy.
To keep in touch with Peter’s human rights work, please reach out to The Peter Tatchell Foundation – donate, sign-up for the newsletter and share their content.
The Peter Tatchell Foundation website: www.petertatchellfoundation.org
Twitter: @PT_Foundation | @PeterTatchell
Berkeley Wilde – Founder & Director, The Diversity Trust
Berkeley Wilde, Founder and Director of The Diversity Trust, has been working as an equality, diversity and inclusion consultant, researcher and trainer for over two decades. He’s a specialist in consultation and engagement, as well as qualitative research, with equalities communities. He’s passionate about community cohesion and community development, empowerment and leadership, as well as social change.
He’s worked alongside Next Link, Missing Link, Safe Link and Safe Lives on improving access to domestic violence and abuse services. In 2016 he won the Ann Wood Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Tackling Domestic Abuse in South Gloucestershire. He’s previously worked with national charities including Mind, Relate and Terrence Higgins Trust. His work has taken him to Brussels to work with non-governmental organisations based in Brussels, tackling health inequalities. Berkeley is equally proud of his pro bono work as a Stonewall School Role Model and a Trustee of CVS South Gloucestershire and the Disability Equality Network.
Follow on Twitter: @BerkeleyWilde
Connect on LinkedIn: Berkeley Wilde