Peter Tatchell 1980s Bermondsey by Election. South London 1983...Human Rights Activist. There was much controversy over Tatchell's homosexuality. The Labour Party persuaded Tatchell to keep quiet about his sexual orientation, although he had previously declared himself 'out'. Various campaigners for opposition candidates, as well as many within the Labour Party made homophobic comments about Tatchell. Simon Hughes in 2006 said he "had both homosexual and heterosexual relationships in the...
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