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The faces of Oxford Pride

The team at Oxford Pride is formed of a number committed unpaid volunteers in a variety of roles.

Want to join the team?

We are always on the lookout for people to help throughout the year, we particularly welcome applications from trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming people, people of colour, and people with disabilities, who are often underrepresented on Pride organising committees.

If you can commit some time to help shape the future of your pride, take a look at our vacancies.

Directors & Trustees

The Directors & Trustees decide the strategy, policies and overall direction of Oxford Pride Group Ltd work within the budget, legal and statutory framework and other relevant funding criteria set. The Board will also be responsible for monitoring the performance of the Management Committee in delivering the legitimate decisions of the Board.

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Debbie Brixey

she/her

Debbie was previously Chair of Oxford Pride in 2019 and currently serves as VP of Member Services for InterPride. She works with Witney Pride and other local new Prides to help put on events locally. She is a specialist IT Trainer working with people with disabilities with a charity background including fundraising and social media.

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Kate Harford

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Kate joined Oxford Pride as Secretary in January 2021. She is a minister in the Metropolitan Community Churches and University Chaplain and Oxford Brookes University. She has a passion for education and training, and regularly speaks on issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and queer theology, including on the Guilty Feminist podcast and at the Cambridge Union. She identifies as queer and lives with her wife and cat in east Oxford.

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Mark Whittaker

he/him

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Officers

Officers implement the Boards legitimate decisions and to manage on a day-to-day basis the affairs of the Charity, within the budgets, legal and statutory framework and other relevant criteria set.

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Mark Williams

he/him

I joined Oxford Pride in January 2022 and I currently work in Primary Education. I have previously held a position of an access ambassador within the local theatre industry. I’m looking forward to getting started to make Pride accessible for all.

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Alana Stewart

she/they

Alana grew up in Lancashire but moved to Oxford in 2018 to study English at Oxford University. She joined Oxford Pride in September 2021 and is currently studying for a master’s degree in gender, sexuality, and culture alongside working at the Jolly Farmers.

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William Porter

they/them

William is a community worker and new to the Oxford Pride team! With a passion for Queer resistance and creative expression, they look forward to expanding engagement across Oxfordshire's diverse LGBTQIA+ communities.

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Becca Chaplin

she/her

I've lived in Oxford all my life and have been involved with Pride here off and on for the last six years. I work for the University of Oxford and am involved with several Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working groups, within my department and in the Medical Sciences Division. I'm very happy to be the Volunteer Officer for Pride 2022 and look forward to recruiting people who want to build on the successes of our previous events. Let me know if you're excited for next year and want to get involved!

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Matthew Taylor

he/him

Matt has been a part of Oxford Pride since 2012 with a break 2014-2018, he has held various roles on the committee through the years including Treasurer 2012-2014. He is currently studying law in his third year, enjoys riding & competing his horses. Matt is an IT guru from web design to programming, software and SAAS/IAAS.

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Patrons

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Sir Ian Mckellan CH CBE

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Sir Ian McKellen CH CBE is an English actor. His career spans six decades, having performed in genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. Ian has been open about his sexuality since 1988, and continues to champion LGBT social movements worldwide.

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Paul O'Grady MBE

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Paul O'Grady MBE is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer, radio host, producer, and former drag queen. He achieved notability in the London gay scene during the 1980s with his drag queen persona Lily Savage, with which he went mainstream in the 1990s.

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Lord Waheed Ali

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Lord Waheed Alli is a media entrepreneur and politician. He is the co-creator of the television series Survivor and has held executive positions at several television production companies including the Endemol Shine Group, Carlton Television Productions, Planet 24, and Chorion.

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Angela Eagle DBE MP

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Dame Angela Eagle DBE is a British Labour Party politician serving as the Member of Parliament for Wallasey since 1992. Eagle was born in Yorkshire and studied PPE at the University of Oxford, before working for the CBI and then a trade union.

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Peter Tatchell

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Peter Tatchell is a British human rights campaigner, originally from Australia, best known for his work with LGBT social movements. Tatchell was selected as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey in 1981.

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Clare Summerskill

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Clare Summerskill is an independent academic researcher who has recently completed her PhD at Royal Holloway University of London in the Drama department. She is chair and co-founder of the UK's Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group. She is also a playwright, stand-up and singer-songwriter

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Lord Michael Cashman CBE

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Lord Michael Cashman CBE is a British politician, LGBT rights activist and actor. He was a Labour Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands constituency from 1999 until he stood down in 2014. He has since been appointed to the House of Lords. In September 2014, Cashman was appointed Labour's special envoy on LGBT issues worldwide. He resigned from the Labour Party in May 2019 in opposition to Brexit, and offered his support to the Liberal Democrats.