Liz Grant the former Deputy Chair of Stonewall has joined the charity’s co-founder Michael Cashman in being awarded an honour by the Queen in recognition for their work towards gay equality.

Ms Grant was a one of Stonewall’s longest-serving trustees, having joined the charity’s board in 2002 and served as Deputy Chair between 2007 and 2012.

Ms Grant said: ‘”I was thrilled when I was told about this honour. My single greatest privilege, though,
is to work withStonewall’s brilliant team of volunteers, staff and trustees. Their hard work and commitment are humbling, and I really do feel this award recognises their contribution to making Britain a better country for everyone.”

Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill said: “Everyone at Stonewall is delighted for Liz, whose commitment and leadership have played a significant part in our success. The very fact that Liz’s honour recognises her contribution to gay equality shows how far we’ve come as a country, and how successfulStonewall has been in making sure people’s achievements today count for more than their sexual orientation.”