Bonus Quote No.1 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Peter Tatchell, Letter to The Guardian, 1997

Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell, UK gay activist and campaigner.

I think it is courageous […] Offering a rational, informed perspective on sexual relations between younger and older people, they document examples of societies where consenting inter-generational sex is considered normal, beneficial and enjoyable by old and young alike. […] The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends, gay and straight, male and female had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy […] it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive or harmful.

▪ Peter Tatchell, Letter to The Guardian (26 June 1997).

DisclaimerSydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

3 Comments on "Bonus Quote No.1 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Peter Tatchell, Letter to The Guardian, 1997"

  1. Apparently this quote cannot be credited to Peter Tatchell.

  2. The claim that I support paedophilia is untrue. It is a smear that was begun by neo-Nazis in the far right BNP (British National Party) to discredit my 49 years of human rights work. I do not support adults having sex with kids. I never have. I oppose child sex abuse and have argued for better protection AGAINST the abuse of young people.The Guardian letter was edited. Please read my REAL views in full here: and here:

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