LGF Chief Executive returns to IoS Pink List

Publish Date: 12/10/2013

Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, features in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2013, released today.

Re-entering at number 35, his entry says: "After setting up the foundation in 2000, Martin has led its transformation into one of the biggest organisations of its kind in the country, providing services to more than 40,000 people. The group is currently working with the government on LGBT equality issues, particularly relating to health."

Of the list, and his place on it, Paul said, "This is as much for all of the fantastic staff and volunteers at The LGF who work tirelessly every day to make such a fantastic difference in people's lives - thank you for everything.

"It's also a great way of honouring all of the fantastic LGB&T work that happens in the North of England. A massive congratulations to all of the other very worthy nominees from the LGB&T sector - I feel very privileged to be in such amazing company."

Moved from the main list to a special 'National Treasures' list, are LGF patrons Sir Ian McKellen and Sandy Toksvig as well as Pride in Practice advocate Dr. Christian Jessen and long time friends of The LGF Russell T Davies and Jonathan Harvey. Politicians have also moved to a seperate list to allow 30% more new faces according to the Independent on Sunday - a fresh look for a list in it's 14th year and a move championed by Pink List judge Christine Burns MBE. LGF patron Antony Cotton also features in the list at 63.