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Bromley student honoured for leading anti-homophobia campaigns

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2014

Tanya Kemp felt lucky to be shortlisted for the award

Tanya Kemp felt lucky to be shortlisted for the award

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A student from Bromley was honoured for her dedication to tackling homophobia at Stonewalls's young campaigner of the year 2014 annual youth awards.

Sir Ian McKellen presented the awards on April 25 and there were more than thirty Stonewall youth volunteers present.

Tanya Kemp was one of the shortlisted candidates after she created and curated an art exhibition at Goldsmiths University which centred on LGBTQ equality.

In addition to this, Tanya is aiming to improve Goldsmith’s position in Stonewall’s University guide “Gay by Degree” and has been elected as LGBTQ Society President for the next academic year.

Tanya said: “Being a Stonewall Youth Volunteer has been an amazing experience. I’ve met some incredibly inspirational people and learnt a lot about myself and my convictions. The training and support I’ve received has enabled me to push on with projects that matter to me and I’ve begun to establish myself in the LGBTQ community.

“I feel lucky to be involved and even luckier to be shortlisted. The work that Stonewall does makes me feel as though it’s possible to be myself and I hope that I can continue working with them to make more LGBTQ people feel this way too.”

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