Meet the Guides

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Nell James Grace

Nell James Grace is a Trade Union organiser, community campaigner and facilitator. Part time performer, Director and Vintage Enthusiast, full time Queer Poirot fanatic. When she’s not obsessing about Hercules, she’s the chair for OUT THERE Hackney LGBTQ+ network, disabled activist and GMB ability committee member and can be found campaigning about neurodiversity and divergence to anyone who will listen.

    Kat Kai Kol-Kes

    Kat Kai Kol-Kes is a groundbreaking ARTivist, she uses various art forms for activism and advocacy bridging the gaps created by jargon and societal insecurities.
    Kol-Kes is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, with an Honours degree in Dramatic Arts. Kol-Kes is the founder and Creative Director of the Queer Shorts Showcase Festival (Botswana), a member of the Inside/Out Artist Collective and the Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network (MMFPN).

      Sami Cee

      Sami Cee is a nurse-activist mobilising a queer resistance to protect the NHS and an activist with ACT UP LONDON and Sexual Avengers – a collective of queer campaigns and individuals using the fiftieth anniversary of both partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and the Abortion Act to catalyse new networks and skills and build long-term action and change for the rights of all LGBTQIA+ people.

        Dan de la Motte

        Dan de la Motte is a Queer performer and presenter. He works to merge high-end and low-brow forms of culture to create interactive pieces engaging with, and unpicking, contemporary British society. Most recently, Dan was a performer in LGBT+ Against Islamaphobia’s revamped production of Cabaret in November 2016, and in XNTO PANTO at The Glory in December 2016. Dan has previously performed, hosted and written interactive pieces for the Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter and Camden People’s Theatre, and writes and performs stories for the Museum of London.

        Dan is also the host of Off Book, the Young Vic’s series of podcasts. In 2017, Dan is looking to do more of the same, devising, performing and hosting Queer events and performances.

        Aderonke Apata

        Aderonke Apata is a Human Rights Activist, Feminist and LGBT Equality Advocate who has a BSc in Microbiology and subsequently a Masters of Public Health and Primary Care. Winner Positive Role Model for LGBT National Diversity Award 2014, where she was described as “an unstoppable force in fighting for justice”, she is number 41 & 67 on the RanbowList2014 & RainbowList2015 respectively as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK.

        Aderonke was named LGBT Heroine of the year 2015 by DIVAMagazine in recognition of her achievements in the LGBT community. Aderonke is the founder of African Rainbow Family, an LGBT group that supports LGBTIQ asylum seekers and people of African heritage in UK and campaigning for the Repeal of the toxic Nigerian Anti-LGBTIQ Law.

        She also started Manchester Migrant Solidarity, a self help group offering practical supports and building a powerful political voice against the systematic mistreatment of migrants in the UK.

          Damien Arness- Dalton

          Damien Arness- Dalton is a Queer Londoner. Born and raised. A poet and writer who shares experiences of his own sexuality and queerness. Studied at the Royal Central School and Speech and Drama in BA Hons Drama Applied Theatre and Education.

          He delivers educational events inspiring young people and new audiences facilitating learning in politics and Science Communication. https://damienarnessdalton.com/ – writer at YESTERQUEER – Social HIStory of a gay Londoner

            Dan Glass

            Dan Glass is an activist, performer and writer who was named as one of Attitude Magazine’s LGBTQI campaigning role models + a Guardian ‘UK youth climate leader’. His recent programmes involve MC’ing ‘Shafted?!’ a speakeasy by people with HIV and the ‘Never Again Ever! Beyond UKIP Cabaret in Nigel Farage‘s boozer.