Emma Simpson & Nick Burdett

Nicholas Burdett and Emma Simpson 2

Emma Simpson is a gender non-binary member of staff at Leeds City Council, dedicated to radicalising the city’s LGB&T* agenda and petting as many dogs as possible. Emma works in social housing, and it was their discovery of the service’s equality documents around youth homelessness that prompted the writing of this argument paper, and the development of the trans* training that Emma now delivers to staff.

Nick Burdett is a musician and public sector employee also based at Leeds City Council. Alongside gigging, baking and watching sports Nick is passionate about ensuring that every person is treated equally. He has been heavily involved in the fight against sexual harassment and assault in the city of Leeds.