Stonewall Young Campaigner of the Year Ben Saunders

May 14, 2019

We are so proud to announce that Ben Saunders, who is a young person from THE ction Youth at YPAS has won Stonewall Young Campaigner of the Year.

Bestselling author Juno Dawson has awarded Ben Saunders Stonewall’s Young Campaigner of the Year. The event marked the end of this year’s Stonewall’s Young Campaigner’s Programme, which aims to empower young people to develop and run campaigns that tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within their communities.

Ben, aged 17, had created a small film which featured voices from transgender people across the North West. The documentary explored the experiences and hardships faced by trans youth in schools, and highlighted the importance of LGBTQ-inclusive education.

The film that was a large part of him winning the award was filmed at YPAS. Ben also presented at Transgender day of Visibility for GYRO and THE Action Youth, presenting his research that went in the making of the film.We are so proud of you Ben!

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