Our Patrons


John Amaechi, Ex-professional basketball player and psychologist
Christine Burns, Equality and diversity specialist, podcaster, campaigner.
Dr Harry Cocks, Social historian and writer.
Angela Eagle MP, Labour MP for Wallasey.
Professor Viv Gardner, Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Manchester.
Professor Martin Hall, Emeritus Professor at The Graduate School of Business.
Sir Ian McKellen CBE, Stage and screen actor.
Cyril Nri, Actor, director and writer.
Professor Ian Rivers, Professor of Education for Social Change and Head of the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde.
Professor Sheila Rowbotham, Socialist feminist theorist and writer.
Labi Siffre, Poet, songwriter, musician and singer.
Gareth Thomas, ex-Rugby international, writer, speaker and Equalities campaigner
Jeffrey Weeks, Historian, sociologist, author and LGBT activist.
Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and Human Rights Activist.
Aderonke Apata,​ ​Founder of African Rainbow.
Tom Robinson,​ ​UK song writer and broadcaster.
P​hyll ​Opuku-Gyimah,​ Founder of Black Pride.
Matt Cain, Writer, journalist and broadcaster.
Chaune King, Actor, activist and musician.
Terry & Bernard Reed, Founders of Gires Charity.
Dan Vo, Trainer, Producer and Tour Guide.
Dean Atta, poet and novelist.