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Linda Riley

Lead Diversity Advisor for UK Labour

Former Stonewall award winner Linda Riley is the Labour Party’s LGBT Diversity Lead and the founder of the European Diversity Awards.
Kevin Spacey's Coming Out Story Will Go Down In History As The Worst

Kevin Spacey's Coming Out Story Will Go Down In History As The Worst Ever

Many people I know have come out in the face of huge adversity, facing many hardships, yet have been true to themselves and faced down whatever difficulties their coming out has presented. For Spacey to acknowledge his sexuality only after it has been exposed reinforces the view that being gay is something to be ashamed about. It is clear to me that Spacey has many things about which to be ashamed, but his sexuality is not one of them.
30/10/2017 16:29 GMT
Why I'm Campaigning Against Twitter Hate

Why I'm Campaigning Against Twitter Hate Speech

Enough is enough. LGBT people deserve better, and need billion dollar corporations like Twitter to take responsibility for their users. It's worth noting that Facebook can remove a shot of a breastfeeding woman or a nude statue in seconds (neither especially offensive, let's face it) so we know that the technology to monitor even the fastest moving content exists.
16/01/2017 17:19 GMT
Why The European Diversity Awards

Why The European Diversity Awards Matter

We'll be showcasing those stand-out individuals and organisations who ensure that those who produce what we see, read and hear is a true reflection of wider society - those who buy newspapers, watch television and video blogs, listen to the radio and read blogs.
28/11/2016 14:53 GMT