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Amelia Lee - Rendered on: 18/07/2019 03:47:35

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Job Role

Strategic Director

Organisation

The Proud Trust

Biography

Amelia Lee dreamed of being Prime Minister or Pope when she was young. As she grew older she learned more about discrimination, oppression and her own sexuality, and became passionate about global LGBT+ rights, social justice and environmental issues. After studying at the University of Manchester, she completed a post graduate Diploma in Law, and is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. 15 years ago she co-founded The Proud Trust - The Home of LGBT+ Youth. She continues to co-lead the organisation, which began with £10 in the bank and has recently secured £2.25mn for the national flagship LGBT+ Centre, due to be built this year. She is active in local politics including the Cooperative movement, and is on the Boards of The Empowerment People and Voluntary Youth Manchester. She still looks forward to the day when an out lesbian becomes Pope (or Prime Minister, or both).