Simon Fanshawe OBE

Simon co-founded Stonewall, the UK lesbian and gay lobby and has recently co-founded The Kaleidoscope Trust which supports LGBTI activists abroad. He was an award-winning comic for ten years, Chair of Sussex University for six, has been a journalist and columnist for several national newspapers, broadcasts regularly and seven years ago co-founded Diversity by Design, the ground-breaking consultancy, that works with organizations in original ways to make real progress in diversifying staff rather than just talking about it.

This year at TEDxBrighton, Simon will look back over the history of being gay in Brighton and how the battles have changed as victories have been won and what happens when gays become ‘citizens’ rather than ‘a minority’.