We spent part of Saturday night in south London visiting with Peter Tatchell (middle above), Brett and Chris (below).
Peter is the best-known member of Outrage!, a confrontational gay-rights group formed in 1990, but his prominent role in left-wing British politics goes back to the 1980s. Some of his more imfamous acts - such as trying to perform a citizen's arrest in 1999 in the middle of London on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on charges of torture and abuse of gays - have earned him death and fire bomb threats over the years.
We enjoyed a spread of yummy snacks and coffee (below) at Brett and Chris's flat while we talked for hours about politics, gay culture, London, bars, outing, nature versus nurture, and other interesting stuff. We also met a gay Iraqi who talked passionately about the deadly danger facing gay men who remain in his country.