Stonewall Chief Executive receives OBE

Chief Executive of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equality charity Stonewall Ben Summerskill has been made an OBE for services to Equality and Diversity in the New Year Honours List. 

A welcome recognition for a period which has seen Stonewall successfully campaign for civil partnerships, protections against hate crime and new rights in employment and in goods and services, action on homophobic bullying in schools and a Diversity Champions Programme now embracing 450 major employers.

Ben Summerskill commented: 'It's very nice of the honours system to have marked the beginning of Stonewall's 20th anniversary year in this way.  But we don't forget for one moment how much work is still to be done to make Britain a truly equal place for lesbians, bisexuals and gay men.'

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