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Comment 13 by njwong :

Comment 2 by Richard Dawkins :

This is a text version of the excellent speech that Nick Cohen gave when presenting the awards at the National Secular Society's 'Secularist of the Year' lunch in London. Peter Tatchell, recipient of the main award, also gave a very good speech.

Richard

I just found Peter Tatchell's speech on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiQ712vtFis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDsbONI9Fys

The video is out of focus, but the sound quality is okay.

Thanks for posting those YouTube links njwong.

That was indeed a very good speech by Peter Tatchell, as Richard says. Peter Tatchell has suffered threats, intimidation and violence and it has not stopped him from campaigning for the rights of others, so he thoroughly deserves not only this award but also our deepest respect.

By the way, at the end of the first part of the speech (at about 9:40), the camera briefly swings into the audience. Do my eyes deceive me, or can you see Richard for a few seconds?

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:45:16 UTC | #928748