Photo courtesy Peter Tatchell
This is a shameless plug for the organisation that I am volunteering with - the Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF).
Cut and pasted from the Peter Tatchell Foundation Website:
The Peter Tatchell Foundation (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.
The aims and objectives of the PTF are awareness, understanding, protection and implementation of human rights, in the UK and worldwide. This involves research, education, advice, casework, publicity, lobbying and campaigning for the enforcement and furtherance of humanitarian statutes and values.
Find out more about the PTF and our campaigns here:
Why am I volunteering with the Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF)?
"Don't accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help make it happen."
- Peter Tatchell
I chose to volunteer to work for Peter because I have the deepest respect and admiration for him as a person and for his work.
Following in the pioneering footsteps of Sylvia Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Peter has been at the forefront of the fight for LGBT equality for over 45 years, not just in the UK but worldwide.
I admire him because he speaks up for those who do not have a voice and he is a man of principle who is prepared to stand up and be counted. He is fearless and resolute. He has endured personal abuse and suffered physical injury fighting for the cause.
Over his 45 years of campaigning he has helped literally thousands and thousands of people worldwide campaigning for LGBT and human rights.
And he is still going strong! Today, he is leading the fight for Equal Marriage in the UK and the fight to decriminalise homosexuality worldwide.
Earlier this year, Peter celebrated his 60th birthday, and this year he is celebrating 45 years of campaigning for LGBT rights and human rights.
That is why I have ended up here - as the Casework and Research Officer for the PTF:
The PTF is independent and non-party political. We receive no Government or public funding and so we rely on individuals supporting us and our work - in terms of giving their time and also in terms of donating, either as a regular donor via standing order/direct debit (we really need regular donors who can commit to giving a set amount every month) or as a one-off donation.
Some organisations always ask for money, many organisations ask for money regularly, Peter rarely asks for money - he is too busy helping people and campaigning! So I am asking for him! Please consider becoming a regular donor, or making a one-off donation; details here:
If you are not able to give financially but still want to support us, follow us on:
And sign up to our mailing list: http://www.petertatchellfoundation.org/join-us
Thank you for listening.