Steven Piatczanyn: The Peter Tatchell Lecture

Peter Tatchell spoke to a full house at the IPHS at the University of Liverpool today (14/05/2014). His talk was inspirational, passionate and thought provoking. Peter took the audience through the decades of change in respect to LGBT legislation and social policy, although stating there is still much to be done today. Peter as a passionate human rights advocate, spoke about the positive legislation changes in respect to same sex marriage and how government legislation on this issue is in part still discriminatory. Peter also spoke about how human rights for LGBT refugees are still not being addressed, and how the perceptions of LGBT individuals is still an issue from the official decision makers  perspective on occasions.  Peter rounded us his talk about talking about the significance and importance of LGBT training and education in academic settings.  Inspirational examples were given when he attended colleges, supporting specific projects often set up by young gay and lesbian individuals to change prejudicial thought.

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