Paris Lees Activism

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  • My Transsexual Summer

    A documentary featured on Channel 4 - Lees worked with Trans Media Watch to challenge the broadcasting company to remove transphobic material to consult 'My Transsexual Summer'.
  • Founder of META

    Paris Lees was the founder of the first British magazine aimed at the trans community.
  • The Shooting Gallery

    Paris Lees presented "Trans" - a collection of films.
  • The Hate Debate

    BBC Radio 4's pick of the week programme.
  • My Transgender Punk Rock Story

    Paris Lees presents singer Laura Jane Grace's transgender story.
  • Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List

    Winner of the most influential LGBT people that make a difference, was also the judge for that same award in 2011 and 2012.
  • BBC's 100 Women

    Took part as a panelist in the event.
  • BBC's Question Time

    Lees was the first openly transgender panelist to appear on the show.
  • BBC Newsnight

    Lees was supposed to appear on air but failed to do so as "I'm not prepared to enter into a fabricated debate about trans people's right to exist/express themselves."
  • The Rainbow List

    Runner-up for this award.
  • Hollyoaks

    Paris Lees starred in Hollyoaks as their first transgender character.
  • Home Affairs Committee Meeting

    Lees was asked to give evidence about the UK sex work to help an investigation about prostitution laws.
  • The Paris Lees Sex Show

    The show featured on BBC Three.
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

    University of Brighton awarded Paris Lees with this doctorate.
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    Positive Role Model Award for LGBT

    Paris Lees won this award in the National Diversity Awards.