IoS Pink List 2012: The judges

 

1. Elly Barnes was voted No 1 on The Independent on Sunday's Pink List for her commitment to LGBT inclusivity in education. She is the LGBT schools adviser for Birmingham City Council and London schools. She trains teachers nationally through her programme Educate and Celebrate — How to Make your School LGBT Friendly and is the schools rep for LGBT History Month and SchoolsOut.

2. Campbell X is an award-winning film-maker and writer who wrote and directed Stud Life (2012), an urban queer comedy set on the streets of east London. Campbell has published articles on film, sexuality and gender and has programmed for the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and GFEST.

3. Jane Czyzselska is the editor of DIVA, the UK's leading magazine for gay and bisexual women. She regularly hosts events and debates on LGBT cultural and mental well-being issues and is a frequent contributor to a wide range of media and other publications. She is also a trustee of the LGBT mental health charity Pace.

4. Paris Lees, a leading equality campaigner, edits META, a new digital magazine that celebrates gender diversity. Lees also writes for Gay Times, The Guardian and The Independent and works regularly with Trans Media Action, Channel 4 and the BBC. She was named Positive Role Model for LGBT at this year's National Diversity Awards."

5. Ben Summerskill has been chief executive of Stonewall since 2003. He has successfully led parliamentary campaigns for the introduction of civil partnership, pioneering protections for gay people against discrimination in the delivery of public and commercial services and a new criminal offence of incitement to homophobic hatred. In 2010, Summerskill was a finalist as Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2011 he was shortlisted in the Third Sector Awards as Britain's Most Admired Charity Chief Executive.

6. Margaret Unwin has been CEO of Pace since September 2012 and is delighted to be working in an LGBT organisation that makes a real impact. As a voluntary sector professional of 20 years, she has worked in mental health, disability and carers' organisations. Unwin lives in Islington, north London with her partner.

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