A youth worker from Manchester is to be awarded an MBE for her
services to the LGBT community. "Through her work at LGBT Youth
North West Sally Carr has made a huge contribution to the lives of
thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people
in the North West of England and continues to do so every day in
her dedication to young people's rights and voices in her exemplary
youth work career," a spokesperson for the organisation said.
Carr has worked at Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester (LGYM) for 25
years working to ensure LGBT young people are healthy, safe and
fulfil their potential whilst learning to love themselves and enjoy
In 1996 she set up and supported the Peer Support Project, a
charity for intensive support of LGBT young people. In 2002 she
established The Women's Health Project empowering young lesbian and
bisexual women through anti-sexist youth work practice, before
launching the infrastructural support organisation LGBT Youth North
West at which she is currently operations director.
"Sally is an active advocate for justice and equality, her
positivity and passion is contagious and we are proud to call her
our own," Claire Holmes for LGBT Youth North West told DIVA.