A Very Warm Welcome To Our New Patron Mr James Wharton

Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new patron, Mr James Wharton.

James was the first openly gay person to appear on the front cover of Soldier magazine, the British Army’s official publication, which also had an in-depth article on James’ life as its feature.
Marrying his long term partner, Thomas, in March 2010, James and his husband became the first gay couple to be united by civil partnership, in the Household Cavalry’s 350 year history.
In August 2010, James was ranked 19th in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink list- the 101 most influential gay men and women in the country.
James is currently touring secondary schools as a positive role model for Stonewall in their Education campaign, talking of his experiences as an ‘out’ gay soldier in the British Military.
You can read more about James by visiting his website http://tinyurl.com/688zh6x where you will find details of the excellent work he is doing for Stonewall and the “It gets better” campaign http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ 
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome James as our Patron, we are very honoured to have his support.



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