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Stonewall nominates Lynne Featherstone for gay rights award

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:27 07 September 2010

Hornsey and Wood Green MP MP Lynne Featherstone has been nominated for the Politician of the Year award by Stonewall, the national lesbian and gay rights lobby group. The Lib Dem spokesperson for Youth & Equalities has been a champion of gay rights in Pa

Hornsey and Wood Green MP MP Lynne Featherstone has been nominated for the Politician of the Year award by Stonewall, the national lesbian and gay rights lobby group.

The Lib Dem spokesperson for Youth & Equalities has been a champion of gay rights in Parliament and outspoken critic of the Government's Equality Bill, which fails to explicitly outlaw harassment of young people in schools because of their sexuality. She has also fought for greater protection against discrimination for transgendered people in the new law.

The awards ceremony with take place on Thursday, November 5 at the V&A and will celebrate "the range of positive contributions being made by the individuals and organisation to the lives of lesbian and gay people in Britain today." The judges are Sue Perkins and Evan Davis.

Ms Featherstone said: "I feel greatly honoured. Whilst great steps have been made in gay rights; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people still face discrimination in their everyday lives. Whether I win or not I will continue fighting for a fairer society.

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