Peter Tatchell

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John Connors apologised to Roderic O’Gorman for social media campaign against Minister for Children. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has accepted an apology from actor John Connors following his “wrong and unfair” involvement in a homophobic ca(...)

The front entrance is seen at The Dorchester, owned by the Sultan of Brunei whointroduced strict new Islamic laws that make anal sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

Around 100 people have turned out to take part in a protest against Brunei’s anti-LGBT laws in central London. The protest, led by human rights activ(...)

Amnesty International: ‘This action plan is an opportunity for her to prove her LGBT credentials and we urge her to act.’ Photograph: iStock

The British government will next week publish an action plan on advancing the lives and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people(...)

A view of the  opening ceremony before the the opening  World Cup  game between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

A Russian politician has encouraged Russians to have sex with visiting foreign football fans, a day after Russian authorities were embarrassed when on(...)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Robert Mugabe’s legacy as one of the most ruthless tyrants of modern times will remain long after his days as notorious statesman of Zimbabwe are over(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond (right): the Stonewall charity said Hammond’s choice of words were “chosen purposefully to mock and belittle”.

Richard Hammond has been criticised for linking eating ice-cream with being gay on the latest episode of The Grand Tour, the motoring show he co-hosts(...)

A woman lays flowers outside the Oxfordshire home of singer George Michael, who was found dead at home on Christmas Day. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

A couple who spent years clueless about who gave them £15,000 (€17,600) to fund their fertility treatment have thanked George Michael after it was cla(...)

“It is shameful to think that the actions of figures such as Rosa Parks [above] and Harvey Milk have now been replaced with the lazy, crude, stupid and infantile justice warriors, be they on  the left or right.”

At the beginning of 2016, the consensus would have been that the likes of Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell were liberal progressives, and that politi(...)

Gay rights activists, including Peter Tatchell (second left), protest outside Uganda House in London in 2009. Mr Tatchell dedicated his acceptance to “the heroic LGBT campaigners . . . spearheading the fight for LGBT rights in Uganda.” Photograph: Reuters

Human rights and LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been named as winner of the James Joyce Award 2016 and the recipient of an Honorary Fellows(...)

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