While lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and intersex people are more visible than they were 25 years ago – whether that’s within the realm of business, politics, the arts, the media, sport or anywhere else – in some circles, their voices remain marginalised, and their life experiences dismissed. Too many from our community have to work harder to smash through stereotypes and glass ceilings.
That’s why The Pride Power List is published by Rainbow Honours each year, to celebrate those powerful, dedicated and wonderful people within the LGBTQI community. The people who do everything in their power to make LGBTQI life that little bit brighter.
The list comprises of publicly nominated LGBTQI individuals who have made a difference over the past 12 months whether it’s through hours of campaigning, speaking at international events or writing for publications across the globe, to be published in The Guardian Sat 11th July
Topping the list this year are huge LGBTQI names including Ben Hunte, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Munroe Bergdorf, Michael Cashman CBE and Jake and Hannah Graf.
The Power Couples section includes the likes of Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson, as well as Rylan and Dan Clark-Neal.
Corporate Allies such as CEO of Heathrow, John Holland -Kaye, TSB’s Pete Markey and Viacom’s Wincie Knight, and Celebrity Allies such as Denise Welch and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, also made the 2020 list.
The Pride Power List is the definitive guide to those in the LGBTQI community – and our allies – who are dedicated to working towards true LGBTQI equality and inclusion.
Although the United Kingdom enjoys some of the most progressive equality legislation on the planet, workplace equality, equal marriage and the right to adopt children – while important – have not been able to wipe out homophobia.
Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes are on the rise, Twitter is often a cesspool of gay hatred and parents are openly objecting to their children being taught that not all relationships involve one man and one woman.
That’s why the Pride Power List is more important today than ever.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO VIEW THE 2020 LISTS