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 is currently Editor-at-large of gay men’s glossy, Attitude. The Gays love her – and they can’t be wrong, can they?
• 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.
• 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 late October 2013, Paris became the first openly trans pannellist on the BBC’s flagship political debate show, Question Time, earning her praise across the political spectrum.
• Paris was topped the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List 2013, a compilation of the most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Britain.
• 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.
• 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!
FINAL BITS OF FABULOUSNESS!
• 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 the NSPCC, Amnesty International and won her debut debate at the Oxford Union in the spring of 2014.
Paris doesn’t do anything that she doesn’t put on the internet, so check her out on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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