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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paris Lees, Clare Balding And Peter Tatchell Top The Pink List

TV presenter Clare Balding, Journalist Paris Lees and activist Peter Tatchell have been named on the list of 101 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender figures in the UK. The 14th annual Pink List has been published by Independent on Sunday. Meta magazine editor Lees was placed first with Balding and human rights champion Tetchell coming joint second. It comes when singer Will Young says more should be done to end monophobic language among school pupils. The Independent received more than 1,300 nominations from its reders with the paper whittling thousands of nominees down to 101. A panel of judges including avtivist, blogger, and poet Christine Burns, Diva magazine publisher Kim Watson and Independent on Sunday staff then decided on the final list. Organizer said the compaigners had been placed highly-- following a year in which same-sex couple won the right to get married in England and Wales.

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