Paris Lees is a highly inspirational transgender woman, who has continually raised awareness and empowered acceptance of the LGBT+ community. The first transgender woman to appear in British Vogue and become a columnist in the publication, Paris has also written in the likes of The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian expressing her concerns and viewpoints on topical issues. Now booked as a motivational female speaker for events, Paris is hired for her advocacy for the LGBT+ community and her passions to make the world a more inclusive place.
Paris works heavily with All About Trans, an organisation established to help create a greater understanding between transgender people and the media. Throughout her career, Paris has pioneered representation and has also created the first British trans magazine- META. She has also acted as the Assistant Editor of the Gay Times, been the first trans cover girl for Diva and the first transgender woman to appear in British Vogue. She also became the first trans woman presenter on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1 and has heavily covered the attitude people have toward minority groups, along with topics of transphobia, homophobia and racism.
Highly commended for her advocacy, Paris has been named as the Most Influential Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Figure in the UK after she topped The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List. She has also been recognised on the 2014 Rainbow List, placing in second, and claimed the 2012 National Diversity Awards Positive Role Model Award.
A highly successful individual, Paris continually strives to make the world a better and more inclusive place for all. Whether she is speaking about transphobia, homophobia, islamophobia or racism, Paris is passionate and insightful in all her speaking engagements. Having previously spoken for the likes of the Royal College of Nursing and Snapchat, Paris is a popular speaker on diversity and inclusion and a fantastic female motivational speaker. Inspiring others to speak out in support of the LGBT+ community, Paris Lees is a zealous advocate and the perfect speaker for events surrounding diversity, inclusion, equality or acceptance.
Paris Lees is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“We were delighted to have Paris Lees join us at our NHS Diversity & Inclusion event to deliver the keynote speech. Paris shared her experiences in a very raw and honest way in which was eye-opening for delegates in attendance but also very inspirational. Delegates were not short of questions when Paris opened the room up to Q&A and we want to thank her for sharing her story with us. Paris really helped bring in some perspective of why we are wanting to make a positive change for D&I in the NHS!”
“Paris really resonated with our audience and she spoke so eloquently and honestly. She held the room spellbound. Her talk generated lots of questions in the room and she responded to each question in a truly professional manner and was very willing to share her insights”
“Last night was such a success and Paris was absolutely fantastic. We have had so much positive feedback and Paris’ talk was incredibly powerful and resonated with everyone in the room”