Pink List 2013: Friends to LGBT people
Sunday 13 October 2013
Swinton flew a rainbow flag in Red Square this year to support Russia’s beleaguered LGBT community and risked prosecution. “In solidarity. From Russia with love,” her spokesperson explained.
Credited with pushing through The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill despite a rebellion by 136 Tory MPs. The first ceremonies are expected next summer.
The Lib Dem MP launched the consultation by the UK government on introducing equal marriage and was the first politician to take part in the Out4Marriage campaign.
Hesmondhalgh stars as Hayley in Coronation Street and is patron of Trans Media Watch, Press for Change and Manchester’s Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore rapped on the Lewis-produced track “Same Love” (which hit No 6 in the UK singles chart): “Whatever god you believe in/ We come from the same one/ Strip away the fear, underneath, it’s all the same love.”
The chairman of KPMG has won recognition for helping the gay partners at the firm come out without facing prejudice.
J H Williams and W Haden Blackman
Writers for DC Comics
They announced they were quitting their jobs, saying they had been asked to drop “long-standing story lines” about Batwoman, including her planned same-sex marriage.
The star has given vocal support of gay fans and her trans son Chaz Bono. She said Chaz’s decision had been difficult for her but added “we’ve actually had the most fun together lately than we’ve had in forever”.
Under her watch as chief executive, the Sussex Partnership NHS mental health trust has risen to No 1 on Stonewall’s Health Equality Index for 2013.
Founded the Inclusive Church group, which promotes the idea that the Church should “proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ regardless of sex, race or sexual orientation”.
Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
Bali nine: Welcome to 'Execution Island' – the Indonesian holiday resort where foreigners are sent to die
How Homer Simpson discovered the Higgs boson over a decade before scientists
The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
Harrison Ford plane crash: Star Wars actor 'seriously injured' after light aircraft crash lands
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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