More than a dozen figures from broadcasting and publishing are named in this year’s Independent on Sunday “pink list” – a list of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in the UK.
Last year’s number one, Today presenter Evan Davis, slips to 12th place – replaced at the top by business secretary Lord Mandelson.
Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw is in eighth place. But he tells the Independent on Sunday: “We will only have completed the journey when people find these sorts of lists completely ridiculous, and I don’t think we’re there yet.”
Also named in this year’s list:
Five chief executive Dawn Airey
BBC sport presenter Clare Balding
Tory blogger Iain Dale
Independent columnist Johann Hari
Monocle publisher Tyler BrÃ»lÃ©
Times columnist Matthew Parris
Telegraph assistant editor Andrew Pierce
Attitude editor Matthew Todd
Time Out journalist Paul Burston
Telegraph corporate affairs director Guy Black
BBC Radio 4 announcer Alice Arnold