(Alternative) Pride Power
list 100, 2015
Every year, after the London Pride events in June, a list arrives celebrating and ranking the top 100 influential forces or do-gooders for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender and community equalities for LGBT regions of the country.
Usually this list has had an interesting and respectful collection of such people, but the 2015 ‘Pride Power’ list, which seems to change its name every year, has proven to be somewhat of an upsetting embarrassment to all LGBT communities.
Mis-represented, omitted and influences have been shelved for more ‘traditional television personalities who actually do nothing to support, influence or highlight community aspects. Many have a ‘secret panel’ where some people choose their favourites for the list. Not exactly moving in the direction it should be and actually neglecting who has REALLY made a difference in the world of equality for all.
Not every man who helps equality with women, race, gender and sexuality is ‘a gay.’ Cheating, depravity and ‘on TV’ idiots prancing around like Rylan Clark, who also had it off with a man who was on the TV show he presented, whose now partner had a boyfriend at that time, do not scream influence. Nor does it move gays into a forward position. Even gays are upset with this listing. Clark was never reprimanded for his abuse and break-up of such couple. Something every gay man should be seen as even though ‘real’ non-celebrities are nothing of the sort? Lunacy. This is one example of the choices that affect and disassociate the real LGBT communities with office listing desk writers unaccompanied to the real feeling of such a society.
So, once again, where others fails (for more than one or two years) it is up to FalseFabs to intervene and address the ‘Proper’ Pride Power 2015 list. June/July’s original release, which has stopped number rankings, has still managed to upset those in the gay communities, to which we have links, just as many other sectors and sources. So here is the alternative and accurate 2015 Pride Power List. We are available for list creation bookings, should anyone wish to liaise on this or many other subjects.
The list is usually printed in The Guardian newspaper, as supplement. Though an alternative has been drafted since recognition and inclusion of those omitted time and again, inclusive on the part of LGBT voices of the same expression has led this list creation. All are adequately placed, in the correct manner.
These are actual influencers, writers, personalities and helpers of equality for all. Not a list of gay love in’s. And yes, some straight people can be included.
Well, here it is.
1. Max Waltham
Wrestling Blogger, Writer, Journalist, Pioneer
Known to all and not referenced at all but all ideas taken, re-defined written word and re-structured ethical dimensions on sport, including Wrestling in general. Envy of all the world, yet looked upon for every piece of advice. Sets righteous boundaries and level understanding of actions. Moralistic and gay rights champion.
2. Ellen DeGeneres
U.S Chat Show Host
Multi-award winning Emmy Chat Show host, dominates mainstream US television chatter with precision and skill. Came out in 1997 to staunch criticism to come on top. Ethical Vegan puts American and gay culture at top of priorities with humble, caring and cool nature without any hate fuelled abuse,
3. Stephen Fry
Writer, Actor, TV Presenter,
Work on people dealing with gay issues and lifestyles charismatically investigated. Campaigner for Gay Rights international, especially in hostile, negative environments. Hilarious tweets and communications encourage droves of onlookers listening to legitimate concerns. Gentlemanly ways and eloquent cultural icon.
4. Sir Elton John
Singer, Songwriter, Campaigner, Pianist
Multi-faceted talent uses fortune for good in charity work, raising funds for HIV and AIDS support in many countries, helping non-gay sufferers also. Spoke out on fashion label Dolce and Gabanna for immoral calling of children to same sex couples as “synthetic.” Stands for moral foundations. Beacon of UK Award winning culture.
5. Sir Ian McKellen
Esteemed Gandalf ringer and X Man aficondao continues charity and activist work in numerous fields. Campaigns for equal rights for all, especially LGBT communities often forgotten. West-End icon and respected international actor. Also stars in self-penned TV Drama, Vicious with Derek Jacobi, focusing on fictional elderly gay lifestyle.
6. Russell T. Davies
Creator of age old iconic drama Queer as Folk returned to TV writing with modern gay lifestyles troubles in Cucumber and Banana.
7. Graham Norton
Witty and humourous TV chat show host attracting huge guests for fun show entertains all. Fun, skilled at chat and a presence of modern day TV lead by gay powerhouse with talent shines light on LGBT communities as one with public under no detractions.
8. Lord Alli
First openly gay peer able to repeal unfair or wrong laws among gay communities. Instrumental in lowering age for consensual sex and supports gay marriage. Continues campaign work for fairer equality.
9. Peter Tatchell
Tackles numerous gay issues over many years past. Focused more recently on anti-gay laws in oppressed countries like Russia and Uganda. Also challenges perceptions against AIDS. Activist with strong, moral intentions and debatable yet respectful opinion from community lives.
10. Laverne Cox
Sprung to attention as funny and chirpy personality in new drama Orange is the New Black. First African-American transgender female to produce ans star in own reality show, guiding light on trans life. Honoured by GLAAD last year for trans community work.
11. Paul O’Grady
Chat show host who pulls no punches and stands tall on issues while adding fun humour entertains and puts moral points into effect. Stands up for oppressed, including vicious attacks on welfare abuse and homophobic issues. Patron of Peter Tatchell foundation including wider recognition in dealing with pressing LGBT issues often forgotten or mis-represented.
12. Clare Balding
Supreme TV presenter in demand continuously for sterling work in capabilities to multi-task genre. Presents Women’s Hour programmes for BBC Radio. Defiantly stood up to negativity but presenting Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia despite anti-gay laws passed, said to be unreflective of LGBT Russians. Respected with OBE in 2013.
13. Angela Eagle
Liverpud MP and greyhound fighter for equality uses time in parliament to fight for oppressed in charismatic, caring fashion. Unrelenting and strong willed, politician continues to embrace fair society for all. Came out in 1997 as first lesbian MP.
14. Carol Ann-Duffy
First openly gay Scotswoman to be named UK Poet Laureate. Strong playwright and poetical strength display talented individual recognised for talent and not sexuality.
15. Sue Sanders
Chair of School’s Out focusing on LGBT rights and tackling homophobia in schools. Co-founder of LGBT History month, shedding light on historical foundations and moving with relevant times to society today.
16. Christopher Bailey
Mentor to Royal College of Art. Leading force at Burberry, boosting it’s business interests and communications to further success.
17. Claire Harvey
Captained Team GB in Paralympics for Sitting Volleyball squad, 2012. Assistant Director to Youth Sport Trust, working with others to reach their full potential in sport and community.
18. Kate Stone
Took stand against Press Complaints Commision (PCC) after wrongful printing of transgender status without consent or truth. Immoral actions turned in Stone’s favour, holding Press misprints without consent or moral implications, as then non-public figure, to account.
19. Tim Sigsworth / Albert Kennedy Trust
CEO and campaigner at Albert Kennedy Trust, working for young, homeless people needing LGBT support from neglectful families and friends. Helps those in hostile and homeless environments, mostly on 16-25 year olds.
20. Tom Daley
Olympic diver made bold decision to come out publically in 2013 in viral YouTube video. Role model mostly for young people struggling with sexuality. Adored by all for brave choices in growing, negative world. Gold Medallist preparing for next upcoming Olympic games.
21. Luisa Bradshaw-White
Soap actress involved in careful and charismatic portrayal of same-sex domestic violence drama. Handled with care and shone light on unforetold abuses gay couples face.
22. Stephen Beresford
Responsible for 2014 film Pride, telling the story of gay support with the 1980’s miner’s strike, in a witty, fresh and smooth script. Brought two sets of communities together, to broaden horizons on attitudes of singular groups in times of strife.
23. Gerald Jones MP
Battles for LGBT rights and fairness in Parliament as sitting MP. Welsh Politician elected in May 2015.
24. Jacqui Gavin
Gender and Diversity role model. Ex-model who helps organise Liverpool Pride events.
25. Sue Perkins
TV Presenter of Spring cooking show The Great British Bake Off, adding fresh and witty humour. Constantly high on Rainbow List since 2008. Credible television host with comedy partner Mel, including own daytime chat show. Capable of conversation and fair debate on widespread LGBT issues. Doesn’t overdo herself, to own advantage.
26. Conchita Wurst
2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner became international Role Model and Icon for gay rights. Campaigns for equality and peace. Developing funky dance tunes with latest album release. Flawless pristine facial hair.
27. Andy Woodfield
Created LGBT Network in workplace, for community inclusion at Price Water Coopers. Supports LGBT communities and Human Rights often tampered with or forgotten.
28. Claudia Brind-Woody
Senior Executive and co-chair of Global Executive of growing firms of LGBT notice-ability.
29. Broken Rainbow
Charity raising awareness on combating same-sex domestic violence and abuse.
30. Kathyrn Nawrickyi
Ambassador of Albert Kennedy Trust and Diversity Role Models continuing diverse work for good in LGBT communities.
31. Alison Berryman
Created Barclay’s first LGBT network, Spectrum. Continues to move forward with open and diverse workplace initiatives.
32. Wes Streeting
Elected MP in 2015 General Election. Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council. Campaigns for gay rights in parliament. Precious work with Stonewall charity who often missed ball on certain gay issues, lately. Streeting plans to rectify those wrongs into fairer ways forward as sitting MP.
33. Diversity Role Models
Focuses on preventing homophobic and transphobic bullying in Schools.
34. Dean Ashton
Editor of FalseFabs, reporting and exploring on issues affecting LGBT communities with links issuing concerns. Campaigns for fairness and equality for all fragmented communities and poor societies abused by law and politicians illicitly, not just concerning LGBT. Community work and moral perspectives added to factual truth than fabricated stories in media.
35. Alison McFayden
Created in-house company LGBT network. Also regular speaker at events on growing issues of concern.
36. Marc Jacobs
Respected designer looked up to for creative designs and role model in succeeding fashion industry. Said to take Men’s fashion into account than focus on female cheapness to sell goods.
37. Kaleidoscope Trust
Works to uphold the Human Rights of LGBT people as well as its communities.
38. Kellie Bright
Soap actress playing tender scenes with on-screen son both coming to terms with sexuality. Received excellent praise for initial upset to loving mother-son relationship overcoming the barrier of sexual orientation still relevant today.
39. Ian Thorpe
Australian Olympic Swimmer came out recently in rare and smooth interview not playing up to any media farce. Expressed attitude of simple man who happens to be gay. Questions why people should have to “come out” for having sexual attractions as any other man or woman.
40. Jack Monroe
Achieved level of fame blogging on issue highlighting inability to feed her child on low income after evil UK government benefit restrictions, deemed ‘picking on the poor’ as no other sectors or people where penalised. Struggled to feed child as single-parent on £10 per week.
41. Dean Atta
Viral 2012 poem regarding Stephen Lawrence lead to tackling issue of homophobia in Hip Hop to thie very day. Focuses on the issue further through artwork.
42. Lord Browne
CEO calls for responsibility to set right levels of inclusion and setting the right tone for LGBT preferences in the workplace.
43. Stella Duffy
Stonewall’s writer of the year in 2010, continues to focus on work, publishing over 13 novels, ongoing.
44. Vinay Kapoor
BNP Paritas diversity week and inclusion as part of Bank’s work is main asset to Kapoor.
45. Russell Tovey
Humble actor most known for roles in Him and Her, Being Human, The Job Lot and Banished. Adds smooth and graceful way of living, without any overdoing of issues. Respected for style and attitude.
46. Ivan Massow
Campaigner and gay rights activist. Placed bid as runner of 2015 London Mayoral Election bid.
47. Heather Pearce
Former decade actor as leading female fire-fighter now turned singer/songwriter adds strong presence to LGBT achieveability. Strong role model. Patron to Manchester Pride. Continued charity work includes DRM and AKT.
48. Lord Cashman of Limehouse
Labour Peer and former EastEnders actor works within LGBT sectors. Co-founder of Stonewall charity.
49. Paul Burston
Acclaimed and respected writer, previously leading editor of Time Out Magazine’s LGBT section. Now opens new and exciting literary salon with Polari events to encourage skilled writers and community inclusion. Knowledgeable and skilled veteran with sheer grace.
50. Cyril Nri
Most recent acting in riveting new TV series Cucumber gained respect from all audiences as warm, gentle, oppressed middle aged black man struggling with gay relationships.
51. RuPaul Charles
Leading star of America’s drag scene with TV exposure on ‘Drag Race’ contest. Stylish gent with humble wit and cool grace guides hopefuls in how to be drag-tabulous. You can have that one. And don’t, f**k it up!
52. Chris Bryant
Focused MP in first ever Civil Partnership as member of Houses of Parliament. Continues to stay strong on surrounding issues despite media attention in then grubby, now highly attractive Y-Fronts.
53. Robert Keese
One of most inspired LGBT business leaders in Financial Times. Continues to encourage other business executives to lead from the front in modern age.
54. Huma Qazi
Raising awareness on LGBT issues and sociability in work and in schools.
55. Daniel Winterfeldt
Co-Chair and founder of Interlaw Diversity Forum helping LGBT communications further with law and society. Part of Purple Rain Campaign.
56. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
In charge of and originated UK Black Pride and instrumental in LGBT Black communities.
57. Stephen Whittle OBE
Professor of Equalities Law in school of Law in Manchester, helping inclusion on LGBT Law.
58. Jane Fae
Writer of political issues and sexual liberty.
59. Antonio Simoes
Increased visibility of LGBT issues at HSBC bank. Also a Pride Networker.
60. Stephanie Hirst
Openly trans-gender radio host. Titles include Hit40UK and Capital FM Yorkshire.
61. The Gender Trust
Helping affected people by gender identification issues.
62. Leng Montgomery
Volunteers with Diversity Role Models. Regularly speaks on growing trans-gender issues.
63. Mark Mackenzie MBE
Develops strategy on diversity for Barclays. One of Stonewall’s top 10 employers.
64. Nicky Moffat
Most Senior female in British army including leadership and consultancy.
Helps victims of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Also deals with sexual violence or domestic abuse.
66. Toby Whitehouse
Director of UK’s first and continuous radio station Gaydio, as co-founder.
67. Paris Lees
First transgender woman to be called up by media and appear on TV shows as trans commentator. Has receive some neglect as over-exposure as only trans voice as demographics booster. Has extensive knowledge of trans issues.
68. Michelle Visage
Confessed lover of LGBT communities and personalities. Seeks to influence and connect on wider scale with affecting problems of gay communities for greater good. Respected female campaigner also helps as number 2 to RuPaul Charles on ‘Drag Race’ constest, on U.S TV.
69. Fisayo Akinade
Newest face on television playing over-typical interpretation of gay man perceived to be myth. Comfortable nudity and presentation of young gay black men’s troubles smoothly enacted. Talented skill on offer with tender, non-overexposed dramatic gay character in modern gay life drama Cucumber and Banana series.
70. Bisi Alimi
HIV consultant and global LGBT advocate working for wider cures and prevention.
71. Jane Czyzselska
Editor of Diva Magazine is also political commentator and columnist making mark on affective issues requiring attention.
72. Juno Roche
Former teacher, now working to support other transgender and teachers’ visibility and rights among society and educational areas.
Big dip for LGBT charity which is now seen as helping only those ‘in the know’ or pre-selected in bigotry standards by the charity, undermining its outreach in initial intentions. Claims to work for equality and justice for al LGBT affected communities. Needs work on outreach programs and care for all not receiving support or inclusion. Elitist club for gay rights compromises foundation on ‘come see us if you can find us’ attitude.
74. Alya Holdom
Openly trans-gender military pilot in Royal Air Force.
75. Glenn Greenwald
Criticised for revelation of Edward Snowden files on NSA’s illegal and immoral snooping on World Nation’s and publics. Boyfriend publicly harassed by authorities, which was eventually dropped. Oscar award winning Citizenfour journalist prepares to stand up for moral rights of LGBT and equal communities, worldwide.
76. Andrew Hayden-Smith
Years old Byker Grove badboy returned to screens by popular demand as mature hunk in Cucumber and Banana series. Still looked at as non-traditional overhype of gay assumption in media and television.
77. Opening Doors
Charity focusing on needs of older LGBT communities including elderly.
78. Tris Reid-Smith
Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, covering Worldwide and international gay issues.
79. Scott Nunn
Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, with partner Tris Reid-Smith (above) covering global gay news.
80. Amy Stanning
Co-chair of Barclay’s in-house LGBT employee network Spectrum.
Transgender charity helping children and teenagers with support on gender and identity issues.
82. Dr Christian Jessen
TV doctor specialising in sexual health. Travels abroad to help with other body issues, including weight problems. Participated in immoral and painful gay-conversion therapies, which failed to work. Is an occasional columnist and gives Twitter advice to would be patients needing quicker, informal attention.
83. Edwin Sesange
African LGBT Out and Proud Diamond Group President. Focuses on gay rights as well as Gay Rights Act issues.
84. Craig Revel-Horwood
Pantomime villain and TV nasty on-screen, with kind heart off-screen entertains most vividly on Strictly Come Dancing with low or non-farcically scores. Works in West-End productions and quietly campaigns as role model for gay issues, where appropriate.
85. Suran Dickson
Hopes to prevent homophobic and gender based bullying.
86. Barack Obama
Slow on the uptake and an odd choice, initially, though still attempts to highlight gay issues as priority in moving lacking equality issues forward in America. Slow, but still effective in supporting LGBT advancement for recognising people and love, rather than sexuality incrimination.
87. Jane Hill
Newscaster at BBC and prominent on TV broadcasts. Married partner in 2013. At top of BBC coverage, reporting on many high-profile stories.
88. Tom Ford
Fashion designer holds strong position as one of LGBT’s leading forces in community and global issues affecting men of all ages in modern gay times.
89. Gok Wan
Chinese British TV stylist and presenter leads with fashion make-overs, mainly for women, and helps work with body presentation issues. Has briefly investigated LGBT issues in a documentary.
90. Lance Pride
Former advisor to Tony Blair government and ex-BBC journalist. Founder of Kaleidoscope Trust.
91. Ruth Hunt
CEO of Stonewall, and supporter of Same-Sex Couples Act. May have work to do in re-branding Stonewall’s outreach to wider gay people than brand of so-called ‘Community’ it places itself in. Intentions are fair.
92. Ditch the Label
Support for online and offline bullying charity, covering levels of low-self esteem, mainly in teens.
93. Amy Lame
Bubbly, big and beautiful comedienne unafraid to speak on harder issues to mature audiences. Has strong links in LGBT regions and campaigns occasionally.
94. Benedict Cumberbatch
Intervened after playing Alan Turing, in biopic, to call of decriminalisation of other people at time of Turing, labelled as criminals, for being homosexual. Noble attitude, but went about it in secret with LGBT people calling them ‘community’ who were trying to get noticed for self bragging rights. Went about it in secret with evil homo-hater David Cameron, hiding full details from the public, to this very day. Used LGBT to get it.
95. Anthony Watson
First British, non-American, representative making the Board of Directors at GLAAD.
96. Omar Sharif Jr.
Egyptian son of screen legend Shariff migrated to America for better lifestyle. Made big statement in coming our for Arab men in time of uncertainty. Role model hopes to raise awareness for struggling modern gay issues.
97. Adam Lambert
New age Queen frontman on occasion and singer in own right has interested and kept LGBT issues a hot topic. Contributes calm and effectively with level of thought. Talented rockstar filled with style and grace.
98. Will Young
West End star and singer/songwriter still has place in LGBT world commenting, debating and keeps keen interesting on contributing to positive change.
99. Sarah Brown
Former Liberal Democrat MP, who became first transgender politician to be elected, continues to strive for further equality on recent and developing issues.
100. Arnold Schwartzenegger
Odd initial choice, yet Arnie shocked the world with his endorsement of gay rights and necessary attitudes to homophobia be lifted. In a shock challenge to governmental powers in America, Arnold recognised the love for people, not sexuality, which highlights slow moves forward in America’s political challenge to moving forward, in doing the right by people, not emotion.
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