Patrons

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.
Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and Human Rights Activist.
Aderonke Apata,​ ​Founder of African Rainbow.
Tom Robinson,​ ​UK song writer and broadcaster.
P​hyll ​Opuku-Gyimah,​ Founder of Black Pride.