So you came across ‘Paris Lees’ on the internet want to know more? Congratulations! Paris is basically one of the best people in the world ever. Let’s find out why…
• Paris has been spotted in the Guardian, Independent, Attitude, Telegraph, New Statesman, Irish Times, DIVA and VICE – plus BBC Breakfast and Channel 4 News. She puts herself about.
• She has served as Acting Assistant Editor of Gay Times and continues to work on the editorial team. The Gays love her – and they can’t be wrong, can they?
• Paris edits META – a ground-breaking digital publication devoted to gender, which is about to relaunch as a website.
• She works with All About Trans to improve diverse representation in the media, schmoozing high level producers, editors and commissioners at places like the BBC, Daily Mail and ITN News.
• In February 2013 Paris became Channel 4′s first trans presenter, delivering a late night film slot, The Shooting Gallery. Few remember the films, but her boobs looked great.
• She’s also Radio 1’s first trans presenter – her documentary, about confronting her prejudices, received Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and won similar praise in the Guardian and Independent.
• Paris appeared on the 200th cover of Europe’s leading monthly glossy magazine for gay and bisexual women, DIVA. She was their first trans cover girl. What a bitch!
• Paris became the first transgender judge for the Independent on Sunday’s annual Pink List in 2011 and returned to the judging panel the following year.
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• Paris was honoured with the Positive Role Model Award for LGBT at the inaugural National Diversity Awards. She was also interviewed as part of Gaydar Radio’s Heroes and Heroines Week.
• She had significant input into Channel 4′s reality doc My Transsexual Summer and advised on BBC Three’s Coming Out Diaries – both widely watched and positively received.
• Paris has done the whole ‘tireless activist’ thing too. She was a trustee at the Gender Trust before joining Trans Media Watch, a campaign group for media reform.
• She’s given speeches at Queen’s College Oxford, Field Fischer Waterhouse and the NSPCC, conferences across Europe, and she’s preparing to speak to Amnesty International later this year.
Paris doesn’t do anything that she doesn’t put on the internet, so check her out on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. And email her on email@example.com