Cambridge Liberal Democrat Sarah Brown up for a National Diversity Award

Sarah_Brown_(politician)Voting is currently underway for the National Diversity Awards 2014. These annual awards, whose headline sponsors are Microsoft and The Guardian, are a celebration of those in the UK who have shown an outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion.

This year I nominated fellow Lib Dem Sarah Brown for the LGBT Positive Role Model Award. Sarah has just ended a term as a Cambridge City Councillor and headed up their leisure and community services as the councillor in charge. She was one of the only openly trans elected politicians in the UK and has been on the Independent on Sunday’s annual Pink List three years running, reaching number 27 this year. She is a current member of the executive of the LGBT+ Liberal Democrats and chair of the Transgender Working Group. Sarah started the #TransDocFail hashtag, and was the first person to notice and blog about the spousal veto. She has also done a lot of campaigning for trans rights on the same-sex marriage legislation including meeting with civil servants and co-authoring amendments to try and get rid of spousal veto.

I believe that Sarah is a fantastic role model for LGBT people throughout the country and thoroughly deserves this award as recognition for all the work she has done and continues to do – but she needs your votes, so please give her your support here.

* Jess Key is a Liberal Democrat member

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  • As a fellow Sarah, I have to back this, especially given how much tireless work she puts in for the LGBT community.

  • C H Ingoldby 26th May '14 - 11:38am

    This is exactly the sort of nonsense that explains why the Lib Dems are in a political ghetto. The weird obsessions with identity politics and sex, gender and race.

    Odd and utterly irrelevant to what actually matters to the vast majority of normal people.

  • C H Ingoldby 26th May '14 - 1:14pm

    Jennie, that sort of over the top taking offence just highlights how daft your obsessions are. Do you realise that you look like over-sensitive ninnies who increasingly police the language in a hunt for ever more obscure reasons to be offended?

    And anyway, in what way is being ‘normal’ a moral designation? Are you that much of a conformist?

  • Jenny Barnes 26th May '14 - 1:37pm

    I don’t see that suggesting a comment is in breach of comment policy is in any sense “over the top” . Personally I think that making comments about political correctness gone mad and “over-sensitive ninnies” on threads that are “of no interest to normal people” looks like trolling. Have a pickled herring, ingoldby, and get back under your bridge.

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