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Munroe Bergdorf becomes Labour LGBT adviser

APPOINTED: Munroe Bergdorf with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

TRANSGENDER MODEL and activist Munroe Bergdorf has become an LGBT adviser to Labour.

The campaigner announced the news on Twitter, alongside as photo with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"Thrilled to announce that I've been asked to be part of an LGBT+ advisory board for The Labour Party- To advise Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, on issues affecting the LGBT+ community..," she wrote.

Munroe first came into the public sphere as the first transgender model to front a campaign for L'Oreal but was dropped in September after claims she posted racist comments online.

Since then, she went onto become the face of make up brand Illamasqua, host talks at the Oxford Union plus more, and recently underwent facial feminisation surgery.

She will now join Linda Riley and Anthony Watson as advisors to assist Dawn Butler MP with shedding light on continuing challenges facing by the global LGBT+ community.

Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, said: “It is important for me to hear from people with lived experiences so the views of the LGBT+ community are properly represented.

"Many challenges still face LGBT+ people in the UK and internationally and it is my job to help formulate policy to tackle the injustices that remain and make sure society is truly equal for everyone. I am thrilled that Anthony and Linda have agreed to accept my invitation to work with me. We have a lot of work to do and I very much look forward to getting underway.”

Anthony Watson said: “All major developments in LGBT+ Rights have taken place under Labour Governments and, as such, it is a great honour, privilege and responsibility to be working with Dawn on LGBT+ matters.

"Whilst our community has come a long way, we still have a long way to go. I will work hard with Dawn and the LGBT+ community to ensure that our country, under a Labour Government, advances and protect the rights of our community whilst also addressing the historical injustices we have endured.”

Linda Riley commented: “Dawn Butler is drawing on the knowledge of a wide range of individuals to ensure that diversity and equality is at the heart of Labour’s policy development. I am very much looking forward to working with Dawn. There is a lot of work to do and together we will build a society that is fair and equal for all.”

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