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LGBT rights activist Philip Baldwin praises Linda Riley and Nicole Faraday in Female First article

We couldn’t be more chuffed! in an article for Female First, activist and author Philip Baldwin has singled out two of our columnists among five women who have changed the LGBTQ+ community for the better. Both Riley and Faraday are frequent contributors to OutNews Global demonstrating, if nothing else, that we’re second to none in recognising talent and class when we find it.


Linda Riley (c), pictured with Jake Graf and Sinitta

Linda Riley is the publisher of DIVA Magazine, is the co-founder of the British LGBT Awards and also runs the European Diversity Awards. Nicole Faraday is best known for her role in the iconic women’s prison drama Bad Girls, and has also thrilled us with stints in Emmerdale and Casualty. An accomplished singer, she has just completed a sell-out run in the musical Godspell.

Speaking exclusively to OutNews Global, Faraday commented “‘I’m absolutely honoured to be listed alongside groundbreaking women I admire so much in their field, especially my friend Linda Riley who tirelessly works for LGBTQ+ rights globally and makes such a difference. I am really looking forward to celebrating Pride on Saturday with Phillip and some of these gorgeous women at the DIVA Bar in Leicester Square.”

Joining Faraday and Riley in the top five are singers Saara Aalto and Rita Ora alongside activist and model Monroe Bergdorf.

Rob Harkavy, editor of OutNews Global commented, “Nicky and Linda are two of the most impressive people I know, and I am fortunate to count them among my friends. They have received many accolades over the years, and to be honoured in this way is fully deserved. I only hope that all the praise being heaped on them won’t go to their heads and that they will continue to submit columns to OutNews Global.”

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