This year, for the first time, the Independent on Sunday has
opened the nominations for its established annual Pink List to the
public. The pioneering list, which is now in its eleventh year,
celebrates today's 101 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender men and women in Britain.
In advance of the list being announced on 23 October in the paper,
the Independent on Sunday is calling for all readers and
non-readers to submit their nominations for their LGBT heroes and
heroines - whether they are in the public eye or are unsung
champions campaigning for progress and equality.
Voting is counted until 16th October - nominate your heroes and
heroines by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or voting online at
Judging the entries this year will be some of Britain's most
significant and high-profile lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
individuals, including Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas (who was
awarded joint No. 1 position last year with Mary Portas, the Queen
of Shops), comedian Stephen K Amos, Conservative MP Margot James
and editor of DIVA magazine Jane Czyzselska.
The Pink List was established in 2000 and has become a widely
received and warmly embraced register of gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender men and women who have worked hard to promote progress
and equality in the UK. Previous honourees include Sir Ian
McKellan, Alan Bennett, Sue Perkins and Jeanette Winterson.