Ian Campbell Dunn: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing


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If you read Ian Campbell Dunn’s Wikipedia page you’ll find that he was a Scottish “gay rights campaigner”. After his death in 1998, Peter Tatchell wrote his obituary in The Independent, which describes him as “a pioneer for lesbian and gay human rights, remaining a central figure in the battle for homosexual equality – in Scotland and internationally – for 30 years”. His obituary also says that he helped set up the Scottish Minorities Group, one of Britain’s earliest gay rights organistations, in 1969.

What Tatchell’s obituary and the Wikipedia page fail to mention is that Ian Campbell Dunn, along with Michael Hanson, was co-founder of the Paedophile Information Exchange. It was created as part of the Scottish Minorities Group in 1974, the following year it moved to London with a different group of people running it.

The Paedophile Information Exchange, or PIE, campaigned for the…

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