Lynne Featherstone MP wins top Pink News Award

Lynne Featherstone MP accepts her award from Ben Cohen, Chief Executive and Founder of Pink News. Lynne Featherstone MP was last night presented with an award by Pink News, the most read gay news service in Britain.

The top award, called ‘Ally of the Year,’ was given to the Lib Dem MP in honour of her tireless work to promote LGBT rights both at home and abroad.

The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green was the architect of Equal Marriage law during her time as minister for equalities in the Home Office, and now works in the Department for International Development to push the agenda on the global stage.

Lynne Featherstone MP is also nominated for Stonewell’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award, which due to be announced next week.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“I’d like to thank Pink News for giving me this award, and everyone who was at the event for the reception they gave me – it’s so heart-warming.

“Bringing about this positive social change is one of the greatest achievements of our generation, and I’m so thankful to all the organisations, politicians, civil servants and people who supported the successful campaign for Equal Marriage law from start to finish.”

One local resident tweeted:

“So pleased to be there to see my MP @lfeatherstone receive a @pinknews Award tonight for her work to bring in same-sex marriage.”