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Pride 2020

Pride 2020

June 2020 marks the annual LGBT Pride celebration. Across the globe, events are usually held during this month as a way of recognising the achievements of LGBT people around the world.

With the impact of coronavirus, many of the events have had to been cancelled but if you are planning an event to mark this month and looking to move your event online, these are some of the speakers we work with that could be of interest.

Matt Ellison is an inspiring and thought-provoking transgender speaker. His life experience as a trans man himself means those who hear Matt speak are inspired and encouraged. The principles of facing something so profoundly difficult and making such a huge and fundamental change apply to everyone in all areas of their professional and personal life.

Tailored towards the audience, Matt Ellison has something to offer all audiences, including healthcare professionals, businesses, educational institutions, emergency services, political and religious groups, plus more. Depending upon requirements he can delve deep into the mind of what it feels like to be transgender with a story full of highs, lows, and humour.

A former Welsh Rugby player, Gareth Thomas has become one of the most iconic figures in rugby, when he revealed he was gay – making him at the time the only openly gay high profile sportsman in the UK.

His started by playing for a small youth club in Bridgend and went on to become Wales’ third most-capped player, the twelfth highest try scorer in the world and one of very few to notch up four tries i

Off the field, Gareth Thomas’ personal life hit the headlines when he famously revealed to the world that he was gay. Since ‘coming out’ Gareth’s profile has risen dramatically with high demand for appearances in television documentaries, chat shows, and feature films both in the UK and abroad, and in August 2010 he was voted top of the Pink List for the 101 Most Influential Gay People in the UK.

John Amaechi is a former British NBA Basketball player, psychologist, consultant, and speaker on High Performance.

John played college basketball at Vanderbilt and Penn State, and professional basketball in the National Basketball Association. He has also played in France, Italy, Greece, and the United Kingdom. Since retiring from basketball, John has worked as a psychologist and consultant.

In 2007 became the first former NBA player to come out publicly and considered one of the world’s most high-profile gay athletes. His memoir “Man in the Middle” was a New York Times bestseller.

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. His achievements include –

  • 6 x World Champion Swimmer,
  • 5 Time Olympian,
  • 8 World Records,
  • 11 x European Champion,
  • 2 x Commonwealth Champion.

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.

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.

Please do drop us a line if you looking to plan any events and if we can help further at all. Our email is enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk



We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.