Pink List – Thank-you

Yesterday I found out that I was included on this year’s Independent on Sunday Pink List. This is a list of the 101 LGBT people who judges considered to ‘make a difference’. I was listed at number 36 for my work with BiUK and The Bisexuality Report in particular.

It was wonderful to be listed alongside other mental health professionals, like Dominic Davies, who have been working in this field so much longer than I have. I’m hoping that my new book – written with Christina Richards – will have a positive impact in this area. It gives therapists, psychologists, counsellors and health professionals good practice guidance about all the diverse genders and sexualities which they are likely to come across in their work, in order to make them more informed and aware.

It was also amazing to be included on a year when so many more trans and non-binary people were included in the list than ever before, including Paris Lees at number 1.

Thanks so much to the people who nominated me and who judged the Pink List this year, and to all the others – who weren’t listed but who deserve it every bit as much as I do – who have worked on all these projects with me.


Meg-John (MJ) Barker (they/them) is a writer, zine-maker, collaborator, contemplative practitioner, and friend. They are the author of a number of zines and popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including graphic guides to Queer, Gender, and Sexuality (with Jules Scheele), and How To Understand Your Gender, Sexuality and Relationships (with Alex Iantaffi).



  1. seekingcat

    14 October

    Congratulations! I am really thrilled that as a student I have been influenced by you, and as a person that I am informed, educated and enlightened by you.Thank you for your voice and your work on these important issues.

  2. Gail Hawkes

    16 October

    Many congratulations, Meg. Your work is both groundbreaking and affirmative. A well-deserved recognition indeed. Love, Gail