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Linda Riley

Making change happen...

Linda Riley is a leading LGBTQI activist. Linda uses her platform to empower the LGBTQI community.

 
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About

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), Patron of akt and Action Break Silence. Linda is a patron for Diversity Role Models a LGBT anti-bullying charity and 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

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DIVA MAGAZINE

Monthly magazine

NATIONAL PRIDE GUIDE

Published annually for Pride season

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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.

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PRIDE POWER LIST

Published annually in The Guardian on the day of Pride in London

 
 

CHARITIES

Linda supports many charities through her work but there are a few where she a Patron.

 

ACTION BREAKS SILENCE

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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.

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DIVERSITY ROLE MODELS

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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.

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STONEWALL HOUSING

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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.

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