A prose poem for Peter Tatchell, by Stephen Fry

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Author, actor and television presenter Stephen Fry wrote this prose poem to mark Peter Tatchell’s 60th birthday.

You are maddening.
You are threatening.
You are insanely brave.
You have moved us forward.
You sometimes embarrass us.
We would so often look the other way.
But we owe you, Peter.
We owe you so much.
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Peter Tatchell
Scourge of hatred
And upholder of honour

You would hate to be called it
But you are our knight
Our champion
Our friend.

Happy birthday