Changing Attitude UK announces that Colin Coward, long time advocate for full equality of LGBTI persons, has been honored by the Queen by appointment as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)
The Revd Colin Coward, the founder and Director of Changing Attitude England, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List.
The trustees of Changing Attitude England welcome this recognition of Colin’s contribution to the work for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion.
From Kate Smith, chair of trustees:
“This is very welcome recognition for Colin’s years of hard work and tenacity in an environment where it sometimes must have felt that nothing would ever change. We still have a little way to go, but we are convinced that through his dedication, and that of all our supporters, we will in the end have a more honest, more accepting Church – one that doesn’t stigmatise difference, and is therefore a better place for everyone. We really appreciate the encouragement that this recognition from the state brings to Colin and all of us.”