Paris Lees

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Paris Lees
Paris Lees is a transgendered journalist and editor of Meta magazine. She describes herself as "trans and feminist".[1] She was born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

She won a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2011 and was one of the judges for the Pink List 2012.

"Paris Lees, a leading equality campaigner, edits META, a new digital magazine that celebrates gender diversity. Lees also writes for Gay Times, The Guardian and The Independent and works regularly with Trans Media Action, Channel 4 and the BBC. She was named Positive Role Model for LGBT at this year's National Diversity Awards."[2]

She was ranked number 1 in the Pink List 2013 and number 2 in the Rainbow List 2014.


  1. "Why I'm trans … and a feminist" The Guardian, 18 January 2013
  2. "IoS Pink List 2012: The judges" The Independent, 4 November 2012