|Peter Tatchell, the "anarchic hero" you may never have heard of; a human rights campaigner and a bold frontrunner of LGBTQ+ activism. Now a Netflix documentary starring Sir Ian Mckellen with Sir Elton John as a producer.
Tatchell conducted elaborate, and often effective, publicity stunts such as organising sit-ins in restaurants that refused to serve gay people, and disrupting an Easter sermon to condemn their homophobia.
We're talking about a time when homosexuality was labelled a ‘medical illness’ and these kind of acts were radical.
His extreme methods garnered criticism from both sides, and lost him allies in the process. However, it is without doubt that we would not be where we are today without his tireless endeavours.