Paris Lees

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Paris Lees is a highly inspirational transgender woman, who has continually raised awareness and empowered acceptance of the LGBT+ community. The first transgender woman to appear in British Vogue and become a columnist in the publication, Paris has also written in the likes of The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian expressing her concerns […]

Paris Lees is a highly inspirational transgender woman, who has continually raised awareness and empowered acceptance of the LGBT+ community.

The first transgender woman to appear in British Vogue and become a columnist in the publication, Paris has also written in the likes of The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian expressing her concerns and viewpoints on topical issues.

Now booked as a motivational female speaker for events, Paris is hired for her advocacy for the LGBT+ community and her passions to make the world a more inclusive place.

Paris works heavily with All About Trans, an organisation established to help create a greater understanding between transgender people and the media. Throughout her career, Paris has pioneered representation and has also created the first British trans magazine- META.

She has also acted as the Assistant Editor of the Gay Times, been the first trans cover girl for Diva and the first transgender woman to appear in British Vogue. She also became the first trans woman presenter on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1 and has heavily covered the attitude people have toward minority groups, along with topics of transphobia, homophobia and racism.

Highly commended for her advocacy, Paris Lees has been named as the Most Influential Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Figure in the UK after she topped The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List. She has also been recognised on the 2014 Rainbow List, placing in second, and claimed the 2012 National Diversity Awards Positive Role Model Award.

Paris Lees | Transgender Speaker

A highly successful individual, Paris continually strives to make the world a better and more inclusive place for all. Whether she is speaking about transphobia, homophobia, islamophobia or racism, Paris is passionate and insightful in all her speaking engagements. Having previously spoken for the likes of the Royal College of Nursing and Snapchat, Paris is a popular speaker on diversity and inclusion and a fantastic female motivational speaker. Inspiring others to speak out in support of the LGBT+ community, Paris Lees is a zealous advocate and the perfect speaker for events surrounding diversity, inclusion, equality or acceptance.

Paris Lees is the First Trans Columnist for British Vogue & Number One on the 2013 Pink List

Topped The Independent’s Pink List of Influential LGBT+ Figures in 2013Current & First Transgender Columnist for British Vogue.

Featured in the Documentary ‘Growing up Gay’Founded the UK’s First Trans Focused Magazine, META Former Assistant Editor of the Gay Times.

Listed 2nd in the Rainbow List 2014Received the Positive Role Model Award for LGBT in the 2012 National Diversity Awards

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