The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends - gay and straight, male and female - had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy.

— Peter Tatchell

The most fascinating Peter Tatchell quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream of what the world could be - and then help make it happen.

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Women and gay people are the litmus test of whether a society is democratic and respecting human rights. We are the canaries in the mine.

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The Bible is to gays what Mein Kampf is to Jews.

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Marriage is the internationally recognised system of relationship recognition.

It is the global language of love. When we were young, most of us dreamed of one day getting married. We didn't dream about having a civil partnership.

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It is outrageous that the Queen has invited royal tyrants to celebrate her diamond jubilee.

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If Bradley Manning was the person who copied the secret US diplomatic cables to WikilLeaks, he is a hero for exposing human rights abuses.

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What happens in Bermondsey on February 24th will be a pointer to the rest of the country as far as Labour's prospects are concerned.

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