LGBT+ History Month Speakers
Founded in 2004 in the UK, LGBT+ History Month takes place every February and celebrates LGBT culture, helps to promote equality and diversity, and raises awareness on matters affecting the LGBT+ community.
If you are looking to plan an event in February and looking for a speaker these are some of the speakers, we work with that could be of interest.
Helen Richardson Walsh won a Gold Medal as part of the GB women’s hockey team at the 2016 Olympics and is a keynote motivational speaker and speaker on equality. Helen has competed in four Olympic Games and was the youngest ever woman to represent GB hockey at an Olympics in 2000.
The significance of her gold in 2016 was made all the more memorable as she was part of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing for the same team. Her wife was GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, and they entered history when they stepped onto the podium.
Matt Ellison is a highly sought-after, entertaining, and thought-provoking transgender speaker. His life experience as a trans man has fascinated and inspired audiences of all kinds in both private and public sectors in the U.K. and internationally. His insights on change, as someone who has made such a huge and fundamental change himself, apply to everyone in all areas of professional and personal life.
Organisations who have invited Matt to speak include eBay, Mars, Lacoste, KFC, NHS, Lloyds of London, City of London Corporation, Fidelity International, HM Courts and Tribunals, South Wales Police, and many more
Simon Fanshawe is a writer, broadcaster, speaker, and non-executive director in the public and private sectors. He has also co-founded a ground-breaking consultancy (astar-fanshawe), working with organisations on equality and diversity. Simon Fanshawe was a co-founder of the lesbian and gay equality lobby group Stonewall and is a co-founder of The Kaleidoscope Trust; the only British charity working exclusively on gay human rights worldwide.
Stephen Whitton is a Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Influencer, Mental Health Warrior, and survivor who has been speaking up for mental health in masculine environments. Stephen Whitton is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career spanning 35 years in the industry, with numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results.
Mark Foster is one of the UK’s most recognisable swimmers of his generation and is an inspirational and motivational speaker who speaks on winning, improving performance, and diversity in sport.
Representing his country for 23 years, Mark became Britain’s most decorated male swimmer after winning a record 47 major international medals. It was in 2017 that Mark made the brave decision to come out as gay to the world. His revelation has seen him voted Man of the Year by Winq Magazine in the same year and in 2018 he became LBGTQ+ ambassador for Barnardo’s.
Jackie Handy is a leading keynote speaker on diversity and inclusion in business leadership. From selling antiques on her parent’s market stall as a 12-year-old, traveling the world working as a holiday rep in her early 20s to spending a 15-year career as a recruiter and senior leader, before moving to Learning and Development in 2011, her skills and knowledge are extremely varied!
In 2018, Jackie Handy made the brave decision to share her personal story of bullying and exclusion in her TEDx talk, ‘The exclusive nature of inclusion’. This became the catalyst for her to become a leading authority in diversity, equity, and inclusion in business leadership.
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