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
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