Local comedian to host Stonewall Walk

Besi Besemar February 27, 2013

Zoe Lyons
Zoe Lyons

Zoe Lyons, one of the UK’s top comedians, will host Stonewall’s 2013 Brighton Equality Walk in May.

Zoe, a Brightonian herself, will be at the start line to spur on the hundreds of supporters raising money for the gay equality charity’s work to tackle anti-gay bullying in schools.

Registrations for this year’s Walk have already topped 100,

Zoe said:

“It’s 2013 – anti-gay bullying in schools just shouldn’t be happening. It’s shocking that young people in schools still have to go through this – and Stonewall’s work tackling homophobic bullying is absolutely crucial. That’s why I’m proud to be hosting this year’s Brighton Equality Walk and I urge lesbian, gay and bisexual people near and far to support this event.”

Now in its tenth year, the walk has raised nearly £400,00o over the years for Stonewall’s Education for All Programme.  Last year more than 600 people participated raising in excess of £65,000. This years walk is on Sunday, May 5.

Zoe, who has a regular presence on television and the club circuit, took to the stage for Stonewall last September as part of the inaugural all-female comedian line-up benefit gig Girls Night Out. That show also raised funds for Stonewall’s Education for All campaign. More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people experience homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools – and almost all (99 per cent) hear phrases such as ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school.

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