Elton John, Daniel Radcliffe, George
Michael and John Barrowman are among the celebrities on this year's
Pink List, UK daily Independent
on Sunday's annual celebration of the gay and lesbian
Topping the list of 101 notable people
is Elly Barnes, a music teacher who has stood up to fight homophobia.
“Since 2005, she has been running
LGBT History Month at Stoke Newington School, north London, every
February,” the paper wrote. “She says: 'I've had pupils say,
'Miss, are you trying to turn us gay?' and I ask them, 'Do you turn
black during Black History Month or Turkish during Turkish month?'”
Barnes 'came out' on Teachers' TV, and says: 'It's ignorance that
causes homophobia – once educated, attitudes change. Sometimes
it's a deep-rooted hatred which takes a long time to change. The
best way is to show positive role models.' We think she is one.”
Jessie J, who was listed at third on the list, has downplayed her
bisexuality. “Whoopie doo, guys … get over it,” she says.
Also in the top ten are: Michael
Salter, broadcast adviser to the prime minister, Clare Balding,
broadcaster, Sue Perkins, comedian, Evan Davis, Radio 4 Today
host, Antony Cotton, actor, Charlie Condou, actor, Scott Mills, tv
host, and Heather Peace, singer.
Torchwood star John Barrowman is
listed at number 15.
Singers George Michael and Elton John
received a lifetime achievement awards.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe, a strong
supporter of the The Trevor Project, is recognized as a Non-LGBT