Elton John and David Furnish

Musician and HIV campaigners

“If you’d have said to me 10 years ago I’d be sitting on your show, married to the man I love and have two beautiful children, I’d have said you’d put acid in my drink.”
- Sir Elton speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in 2016


Paris Lees

Journalist and trans activist

“There will never be conflict between women’s rights and trans rights in the same way that there will never be conflict between women’s rights and disabled rights.”
- Paris in the Independent, 2016


Evan Davis

Broadcaster and BBC presenter

“Coming out to myself was a long, drawn out, tortuous. I was resisting it for quite a while and then suddenly I just let go and it was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

- Evan speaking ahead of National Student Pride 2016


Adele Roberts

BBC Radio 1

“There’s a lot of people I have worked with in radio that are gay and weren’t out on air, and that just makes me feel a bit sad for them. Sometimes in commercial radio you can’t always be as honest as you want to.”

- Adele getting brutally honest as part of Student Pride’s R U Coming Out panel


Dan Gillespie Sells

The Feeling singer and composer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

“When I speak to young LGBT+ people, they are more concerned with general identity issues rather than just sexuality. Jamie is that kid who was always out – he just couldn’t hide who he was. He’s effeminate and gorgeous, and there’s no way he could ever hide who he’s meant to be.”

- Dan on his hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie