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City Councillor Named in Top 101 “Pink List”

by Sarah Brown on October 23, 2011

Cambridge City Councillor, Sarah Brown has been named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK.

She featured in the Independent on Sunday’s top 100 “pink list” at number 28.

Sarah, who represents Petersfield, is a current member of the executive of the LGBT+ Liberal Democrats where she chairs the organisation’s Transgender Working Group.

She is passionate about promoting civil liberties and equalities issues as well as pushing for greater visibility and respect for transgender people in society.

Sarah describes herself as “probably the only ‘out’ transgender activist serving as an elected politician in the UK”.

She said: “I’m delighted that my work has been recognised in this way. It raises the profile of transgender people and promotes greater understanding.

“In Cambridge, I have found the local party has provided an environment in which diversity issues are taken seriously and that has been a great help.”

Cambridge City Council Leader, Sian Reid said: “Sarah is an extremely effective member of the city council who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

“She gives the LGBT community in Cambridge and beyond a strong voice and her work goes a long way to breaking down barriers and encouraging greater acceptance. I am delighted she has been recognised nationally.”

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