Our patrons are:
John Amaechi, Basketball player and psychologist
Christine Burns, Equality and diversity specialist, podcaster, campaigner
Dr Harry Cocks, Social historian and writer
Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Professor Viv Gardner, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Professor Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford University
Sir Ian McKellen, Actor
Cyril Nri, Actor, director and writer
Professor Ian Rivers, Professor of Human Development; Subject Leader for Sport Sciences, Brunel University
Professor Sheila Rowbotham, Lecturer and campaigner
Labi Siffre, Poet, songwriter and singer
Gareth Thomas, Rugby international
Professor Melanie Tebbutt, Director, Manchester Centre for Regional History, senior lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Jeffrey Weeks, Historian, sociologist, author and LGBT activist.