Diversity Champion, @jacqui_gavin shortlisted for the 2016 @BritLGBTAwards


Our friend, Diversity Champion, @jacqui_gavin shortlisted for the 2016 @BritLGBTAwards britishlgbtawards.co.uk/shortlist-2016…

Jacqui joined the Civil Service in 2009. In the same year, Jacqui was headhunted by the, then, Permanent Secretary Sir Leigh Lewis to become the inaugural Chair of the Transgender Staff support network within DWP and then the Civil Service network a:gender. She progressed to Chair in 2013. Jacqui has been instrumental in enabling the gap between government and the private sector to be narrowed for equality in the workplace. In 2015 she was ‘Highly Commended’ at the national EiDA (Excellence in Diversity Awards), was named on the 2015 World Pride Power List, was ‘Highly Commended’ at the Scottish Icon Awards, and named on The Independent’s Rainbow List.



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David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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