The Lord Cashman CBE, former LGBT Global envoy for the Labour Party and Founding Chair of Stonewall.
Angela is an LGBT campaigner. From 1992 to 2002 she was Director of Stonewall (UK). From 2003 to 2007 she was the director of the Government's Women and Equality Unit. She is currently a Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Sir IanMcKellen, CH CBE
Sir Ian is an active member of the movement to change those UK laws which discriminate against lesbians and gay men. He is a cofounder of Stonewall which works for social and legal equality.
As Sir Ian says on his website ‘I have been reluctant to lobby on other issues I most care about – nuclear weapons (against), religion (atheist), capital punishment (anti), AIDS (fundraiser) because I never want to be forever spouting, diluting the impact of addressing my most urgent concern; legal and social equality for gay people worldwide.’
As well as his scores of awards for acting, Sir Ian has honours from Nottingham, Leeds, Oxford and Aberdeen Universities, plus gay organisations in UK, USA and SouthAfrica.
He was named "Commander of the British Empire" (CBE) in 1979, followed by his Knighthood of the British Empire (KBE) for services to the performing arts in the Queen's New Year Honours of 1990.
He is one of the very few openlygay knights. In 2007 Queen Elizabeth named him to the Order of Companions of Honour (CH).
Ian Rivers, PhD
Ian is an award winning psychologist and Professor of Education for Social Change at the University of Strathclyde. For 30 years he has been researching bullying behaviour in the U.K. and U.S. He is best known for his work on homophobic bullying. Ian currently serves as an Associate Principal of the University of Strathclyde where he is also Executive Dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition to researching bullying behaviour, he is also interested in community regeneration and is a trustee of various sector agencies working with at risk and minority youth.
Baroness Massey of Darwen is a Labour member of the House of Lords.
A former teacher and education advisor, she was the Director of the Family Planning Association from 1989 to 1994.
She was made a Life Peer in 1999 and worked in the House of Lords as member of the AllParty Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare.
She is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, and secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.
is 'Dear Deidre...' the UK’s most trusted and constant agony aunt. Her column ran in The Sun newspaper for 40 years from 1980 to 2020.
Over the decades, Deidre has answered all readers’ questions regarding LGB issues with sensitivity and insight.
She has always referred readers to FFLAG for further support and information. During her 30year career with The Sun her influence has also reached far outside the column.
She has advised various government ministers on social issues and set up a seminar with Prime Minister David Cameron on how to tackle family breakdown.
Deidre is Patron of the national charity Family Lives and of
NAPAC (The National Association of People Abused in Childhood).
Peter has been campaigning for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice since 1967. Through the Peter Tatchell Foundation, he campaigns for human rights in Britain and internationally. He supports LGBT+ activists in many of the nearly 70 countries that still criminalise same-sex relationships, and which punish LGBT+ people with maximum penalties including flogging, life imprisonment and execution. He is the author of over 3,000 published articles and six books. “He never stops... Peter Tatchell has probably done more for gay and human rights than anyone in Britain over the last 20 years” (Marcelle D'Argy Smith, feminist writer and ex-editor of Cosmopolitan).
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