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2016 New Year Honours for services to Women and LGB&T equality

Individuals recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours List for achievements supporting equality for women and LGB&T people

The 2016 New Year’s Honours list, published on Thursday 31 December 2015, recognises a range of people for their service to women’s and LGB&T equality. These individuals have made amazing contributions over the past year, working to improve equality for women and LGB&T communities.

Alison Pritchard, Government Equalities Office Director, said:

I am pleased to congratulate everyone who has been recognised in the New Year Honours List. The Government Equalities Office is truly grateful for their efforts and dedication to women and LGB&T people. They have surpassed expectations in helping to fulfil our goal of extending opportunity to all.

The awards are as follows:

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Amanda Ariss, former Chief Executive of the Equality and Diversity Forum, for services to equality
  • Paul Roberts, Chief Executive of the charity LGBT Consortium, for services to LGB&T communities

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Barbara Gray, Women’s Institute member in Oxfordshire, for services to women’s voluntary service in Oxfordshire
  • Tim Sigsworth, Chief Executive, Albert Kennedy Trust, for services to young homeless LGB&T people

Read the full 2016 New Year’s Honours list.

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