Julie Humphries, AIG

Julie Humphries, AIG

Many years ago a friend from Birmingham escaped and moved to London. There was no gay scene to speak of in Birmingham at that time so he felt that London was the place to be and moved. After having a wonderful time for a number of years in London, he was killed in a horrendous attack. Originally identified as a homophobic attack, it was later, and wrongly in my eyes, downgraded and reclassified. This experience has shaped how I think. It is incredibly important to be a vocal and prominent ally and I am proud to bring my children up as being open and welcoming to everyone, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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