Queen Bestows New Year Honours On GLBT Rights Advocates


A number of British GLBT campaigners are among those to receive New Year honours.

UK GLBT website Pink News reports that Tim Sigsworth of GLBT homeless charity The Albert Kennedy Trust was among those to recieve honours, being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

This is also an important recognition of the hard work of our staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees.
“Everyone at The Albert Kennedy Trust is a passionate advocate of the rights of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, and with 4,800 young GLBT people currently homeless or living in hostile environments, our work is far from over.”


Paul Roberts, the chief executive of national charity GLBT Consortium was also awarded an OBE “for services to GLBT communities”.

The group said: “We are delighted that our Chief Executive, Paul Roberts, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2016. Many congratulations.”

David Smith, First Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was also honoured “for services in support of Diversity and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality within Her Majesty’s Government”.