Making change happen...
Linda Riley is a leading LGBTQI activist. Linda uses her platform to empower the LGBTQI community.
Linda is the Publisher and CEO of DIVA Magazine and the Founder of Lesbian Visibility Week. She is a former Board Director of US based LGBT campaign group GLAAD (2013 - 2019) and Patron of akt. Currently, she is a Patron of charity Action Break Silence which empowers women in the developing world to protect themselves against physical and sexual assault and Diversity Role Models a LGBT anti-bullying charity. Linda is also a House of Stonewall Golden Champion for Stonewall Housing.
In November 2017, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, appointed Linda as the Opposition Labour Party’s LGBT Diversity Lead.
Linda is also a former Stonewall Award winner and Business Icon of the Year from the Icon Awards 2017.
PUBLISHING & EVENTS
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
NATIONAL PRIDE GUIDE
Published annually for Pride season
GLOBAL DIVERSITY LIST
Published annually, in line with the European Diversity Awards, in the Guardian.
LESBIAN VISIBILITY LIST
Published annually in The Guardian in line with Lesbian Visibility Week.
PRIDE POWER LIST
Published annually in The Guardian on the day of Pride in London
Linda supports many charities through her work but there are a few where she a Patron.
ACTION BREAKS SILENCE
Creating safer communities
Action Breaks Silence is an educational charity, established to create a world where women and girls can live their lives free from the fear of gender-based violence and the threat of such violence.
DIVERSITY ROLE MODELS
Embedding inclusion and empathy through education
Diversity Role Models create safe spaces where young people can explore difference and consider their role in creating a world where we all feel accepted.
Safe spaces for LGBT+ people
Stonewall Housing works to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people live in safer homes, free from fear, and where we can celebrate our identity and support each other to achieve our full potential.