Thank you to everyone who asked a question for Peter Tatchell! It was so hard to choose two winners, and three others to send. Keep an eye out for Peter's answers soon!
Our primary winner this week is alert_meaning of Lyons Hall Primary School, who asked a really insightful question about protesting in other countries.
Our secondary winner is careful_science of Faringdon Community College who asked a very interesting question about the future world and what Peter Tatchell sees as possible. Also, special mention to patient_truth of Boutcher C of E Primary School who asked a similar question!
For every Issue, we try to find you the very best experts... and to help you develop your thinking about protest, we bring you the perfect person: Peter Tatchell.
Peter has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice since 1967. He is well-known for speaking out against human rights violations around the world and has made it his mission to stand up for people who are being treated unfairly. He encourages others to do the same:
“Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help make it happen.”
Peter has lots of experience with protest: amongst other things, he has campaigned to end wars, raised awareness of climate change and given a voice to people who are not allowed to speak out for themselves. He has also helped to create real positive change. For example, he played an important role in the creation of the Equality Act in 2010, which protects people from discrimination. Want to find out more? Watch this video!
Here's what other people have to say about him:
“Unpaid, tireless and he never stops…Peter Tatchell has probably done more for gay and human rights than anyone in Britain over the last 20 years”
Marcelle D’Argy Smith, feminist writer and ex-editor of Cosmopolitian
“He’s very necessary…incredibly brave…doing good work in a world where most people are too timid”.
Elton John, singer and musician
“A national hero”
Peter is ready to answer your questions. What would you like to ask him? We will ask him the winning questions, plus three others.
Don't forget to tell us why you'd like to know the answer too!
TOP TIP: the best entries will include questions that nobody else has thought of.
The deadline for entries is Friday January 22nd at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!