Member of the House of Lords (Labour)
British Labour politician and former actor. He served as a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands constituency from 1999 until he stood down in 2014.
In the 2013 Queen's New Year honours list Michael was made a Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for political services and equalities.
On 23 of September 2014 Michael was elevated to the House of Lords (Labour) and took the title of Baron Cashman of Limehouse.
The Paul Cottingham Trust
International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)