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 online community TransWorkers UK to promote 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 campaigns strategist, specialising in political and charity campaigns. She is currently leading the Digital Campaigns team at the Labour Party and is also the 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.
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Our brilliant team of volunteer Project Leads has been working on the Centre project since our first ever open meeting in the back room of a pub.
Georgia Whittaker – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Michael Segalov – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Dylan Goveas – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Jo Alloway – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Jonny Dillon – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Michael Kristoff – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Reg Kheraj – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
Garth Heron – Project Lead and Project Co-Founder
If you’re interested in getting involved with the project as a volunteer, or are interested in becoming a Project Lead for any of these teams (or any others!) please register your details by clicking the button below.