Coventry and West Midlands

Gay West Midlands Councillor Bill Gavan awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List

Catherine Muxworthy December 31, 2023

Councillor Bill Gavan, current Mayor of Sandwell, has been awarded an MBE for Political and Public Service, and for service to the LGBTQ+ community, in the New Year’s Honours List. Councillor Gavan was a founder chairman of Birmingham Pride, forming part of a small committee in 1996 which fundraised for the Birmingham Pride held in […]

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Community News

Kathy Caton receives MBE in New Year’s Honours List for services to trade and the community

Graham Robson December 30, 2023

Kathy Caton, founder of Brighton Gin, has received an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours List for her services to trade and the community. Writing on Facebook, Brighton Gin said: “What an achievement, and we are so happy for her to receive this amazing recognition – it’s been a very turbulent 12 years with […]

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New Year’s Honours double celebration for Terrence Higgins Trust

Graham Robson January 3, 2023

In the New Year’s Honours, Ian Green, CEO of HIV/sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), has received an OBE for services to charity and public health, while Lieutenant Commander Oliver Brown has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his work to overturn the outdated ban on HIV positive people joining the UK’s military.

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