Ben Summerskill

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Full name: Ben Jeffrey Peter Summerskill

Area of interest: Society, culture, politics (esp. gay issues and civil liberites)

Journals/Organisation: The Observer

Email: ben.summerskill@stonewall.org.uk

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Website: http://www.stonewall.org.uk | http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/bensummerskill

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Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/bensummerskill

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Education: Cobden Road Infants School; Amherst County Primary School; Sevenoaks School; Merton College, Oxford

Career: Kennedy Brookes (publicly-quoted hospitality company): Operations Director, 1987/1990; from 1990 worked as a journalist: Daily Express, the London Evening Standard, and magazines including the Pink Paper, The Face and Time Out, joined The Observer in 2000, eventually becoming Assistant Editor; appointed Chief Executive of Stonewall, 2003

Current position/role: Occasional contributor

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Other roles/Main role: Chief executive of Stonewall; Commissioner on the UK's Commission for Equality and Human Rights

Other activities: Was a Labour councillor for the Westbourne Ward of Westminster City Council, 1994/1998

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Other: His grandmother is (Baroness) Edith Summerskill, his aunt is (Dr) Shirley Summerskill, his sister Clare Summerskill has a career as a comedienne

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  • Civil partnership : legal recognition for same-sex couples (2003) OCLC 62079064

Latest work: The way we are now: gay and lesbian lives in the 21st century (2006) OCLC 62344345

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Column name: Ben Summerskill

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Remit/Info: Society, culture, politics (esp. gay issues and civil liberites)

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Email: ben.summerskill@observer.co.uk

Website: Guardian.co / Ben Summerskill

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