#Qatar to test foreign workers & ban #trans? If so, @FIFAcom must move 2022 World Cup: http://t.co/SMCaHhP2jH @PFA @kickitout @FA #FA
— Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) October 11, 2013
Does this mean Peter Tatchell is now saying this story he wrote for Pink News and elsewhere - which he'd done so much to spread - is actually not true?
If so, I'm sure he will apologise, and offer a public retraction.
PS Odd story on Pink News, Gulf countries propose ‘mandatory examination to determine gender’ for migrant workers. It includes statements from Peter Tatchell, but does not mention that he wrote a story about a "gay test" for tourists etc.
I'm sure Peter would have mentioned this, so hope PN will amend their story.
I have contacted Tatchell several times, but he has not had time to reply yet.
Update: There appears to be a serious editing error in the Guardian article, Gulf countries consider medical checks to bar transgender expats, which also overlooks how Tatchell was promoting the fiction that Gulf states were proposing a "gay test" on visitors.
It also doesn't acknowledge Scott Long, who researched this and told Peter about his embarrassing error.
Still no reply from Peter - fair enough, there's no law saying he has to reply to me.
He's been very busy on Twitter, I see.