The Bermondsey by-election, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners and AIDS activism
participant in the Gay Liberation
Front in London (for example disrupting an aversiontherapy symposium by the
Christian London Medical Group in 1972).
Following the Front’s fragmentation in 1973, Tatchell maintained his activism.
His political concerns were by no means solely gay orientated. In 1973, Tatchell
attended a youth rally in East Berlin where he was threatened with arrest after he
spoke out for human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe. He worked with single
homeless people, campaigned against child labour and exposed repression in
Malawi. In 1978 Tatchell moved