Partner and Head of Reputation Protection, Emma Woollcott has been nominated as LGBT+ Inspirational Leader as part of the British LGBT Awards 2019. As a human rights lawyer, Emma advocates for those who struggle to be heard. She founded the Mishcon Pride network, and established the firm's support for two award-winning pro bono legal projects: Pink Law and SPITE (revenge porn). She was a founding trustee of Action Breaks Silence, is on the advisory board for P3 (the LGBT+ parenting network) and volunteers for Diversity Role Models.
The British LGBT Awards honours LGBT+ public figures, allies and organisations for their commitment to equality. Since 2011, they have presented around 120 awards to deserving individuals and a variety of organisations – including businesses and charities - that have demonstrated their commitment to the LGBT+ community.
Sarah Garrett MBE, founder of the British LGBT Awards, said: “A really broad mix of deserving people and organisations have been nominated in the 2019 British LGBT Awards – it’s our most diverse shortlist yet. From actors to musicians, TV personalities and influencers, the list is an amazing group of role models who have supported the community and shown their commitment to raising awareness and advancing LGBT+ rights.”
The winners will be announced at the awards gala on 17 May 2019.