While our team is made up of hundreds of volunteers, we have a team of five Trustees working every day to hold the project to account, guide it along and make sure we’re on track to bring the Community Centre to life.
Megan Key (she/her) is an award-winning transgender activist and Diversity and Inclusion specialist in the public sector. Over the past 10 years, she has supported several local and national LGBT+ charities as a volunteer, facilitator, fundraiser and speaker including Mermaids, Stonewall, All About Trans, Birmingham LGBT and she is currently a Trustee of Gendered Intelligence. Megan co-created the online community TransWorkers UK to promote the inclusion of transgender people in the workplace and has contributed to public policy development on trans issues. Her personal experiences and efforts to amplify those of the diverse trans community have featured online, on radio, on TV and in print discussing employment, prisons, sport and relationships. Megan has featured on the Independent newspaper’s Rainbow List of 100 influential LGBT+ people and received a National Diversity Award for her work on LGBT+ issues.
You can reach Megan at email@example.com.
Chloe Davies (she/her) is an activist, proud bisexual woman, mother of two, chef and entrepreneur, who campaigns for inclusion and equality in social spaces, corporate organisations and the wider community. She spent over 15 years working in retail, artist management and PR before starting her own company in 2015. Chloe is Head of Social Impact at Lucy Generals, having previously worked as Head of Partnerships for myGwork – The global recruitment and networking hub for LGBT professionals and organisations promoting diversity and inclusion. Chloe volunteers with UK Black Pride (UKBP) as the Strategic Officer, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to help shape the future of UK Black Pride.
You can reach Chloe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angus Waite (he/him) is a charity development and innovation specialist currently working for a key UK healthcare charity. He is a co-founder of the award-winning Know it Wall social enterprise, successfully taking it through various funding stages and launch. Angus is the Head of Engagement and Innovation for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, helping coordinate the UK healthcare leadership response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the founding of NHS Nightingale, and created and launched the FMLM Navigator app. He has been involved in Centre’s campaign since 2018, and as a queer person deeply feels the need to address the lack of support for young LGBTQ+ people and to support inter-generational mixing and learning. Fostering a greater sense of community and LGBTQ+ solidarity is paramount to his motivation.
You can reach Angus at email@example.com.
Jay Crosbie (he/him) is one of the co-directors of the project and has been involved since the very first meeting in a pub in East London. He works in Policy & Campaigns, with over three years of experience, specialising in LGBTQ+ and Mental Health policy. Prior to his work on the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre project, Jay worked in community organising, working with charities such as the LGBT Foundation in Manchester.
You can reach Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Moore (she/her) is one of the co-directors of the project and has been involved since the very first “Can we do this?!” meeting. She is a digital campaign and content strategist, specialising in political and charity campaigns. She is currently leading the Content team at Dogs Trust. Previously, she led the Digital Campaigns team at the Labour Party, where she also spent two years as co-chair of the Party’s LGBTQ+ staff network. Prior to this, Sarah worked in the Communications team at the LGBTQ+ equality charity Stonewall.
Sarah currently mentors two young LGBTQ+ people and sits on ELOP’s fundraising committee. In 2015, Sarah graduated from Stonewall’s Young Leaders programme. In 2017, Sarah’s photography was commissioned by the National Trust – her portraits of trans activist Munroe Bergdorf were displayed in the Sutton House Queered exhibition. Her poem ‘Throwing Bricks Through Glass’ now appears alongside a portrait of Munroe in the Museum of Transology.
You can reach Sarah at email@example.com.
Our Project Manager
Bisila (she/her) is the project’s first paid staff member, working as a Project Manager 2 days a week. Bisila is Spanish and has lived in London for the past 8 years, so considers herself a Londoner in her heart now.
With a background in Translation and International Relations, Bisila has vast experience as a Project Manager and joined us from Apple. Moreover, she co-directs Lon-art Creative, an arts and activism organisation that offers a platform for everyone to create, collaborate and reflect upon social issues through the arts. Their main focus at the moment is on Violence Against Women and Girls through their flagship project Sheroes.
As a passionate advocate for social justice and inclusion, Bisila also is a Trustee at Headway East London, a local charity supporting people affected by brain injury.
Along with her community work, she also is a Ceramic Artist. With her work, she aims to challenge Western views on art and craft and to reflect upon the idea of home and oneness pulling from personal experiences in different pottery communities around the world. You can check out her ceramics here and here in the New York Times.
Bisila loves a good book and all kinds of music, so any recommendations, don’t hesitate to send them her way.
You can reach Bisila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the team
Volunteers are absolutely paramount to our work. Almost all of our work is done by volunteers, and we really value those who are keen to support us. If you’re interested in getting involved with the project as a volunteer, or are interested in becoming a Project Lead, please register your details by clicking the button below.
If there are no current volunteer vacancies, please consider supporting our work by setting up a monthly donation. We depend on contributions from the community and allies, so even a few quid a month will go a long way.