Gay Birmingham school teacher Andrew Moffat has made it onto the prestigious Pride Power list for 2020.
The list names ‘those in the LGBTQI community - and our allies - who are dedicated to working towards true LGBTQI equality and inclusion’.
Mr Moffat, who last year co-led the Birmingham Pride Parade, made headlines in 2019 when his No Outsiders educational programme - designed to celebrate, encourage and teach about diversity - saw a minority of parents stage anti-LGBT protests outside the predominantly Muslim Parkfield Community School at which he works.
Mr Moffat takes 80th position in the Pride Power list top 100. He is hailed for his contribution ‘to teaching diversity within primary-school aged children, creating resources and writing books encouraging equality and tolerance of all’.
This year’s list is topped by Ben Hunte, the BBC’s first LGBT correspondent, with human rights activist Peter Tatchell and TV presenter Dr Ranj Singh in second and third place respectively.
Other well-known names featuring in the top 100 include ex-West Midlands MEP and former actor Michael Cashman, retired Wales rugby star Gareth Thomas, actor Sir Ian McKellen and television personality Sandi Toksvig.
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