Paul Martin is Chief executive of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF).
In 1994 he was a founder member of Healthy Gay Manchester, which merged with Manchester Lesbian and Gay Switchboard Services in 2000 to form LGF. He has described himself arriving in Manchester in 1989, as
- "a bit of a radical fairy"; a gay man driven by his experience of loved ones dying and friends suffering discrimination to make a change for the better."
He received an OBE in 2011. He was listed number 74 in the Pink List 2011. The citation said:
- "Recently nominated by Stonewall as Hero of the Year for his work at the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Martin is also deputy chair of NHS Manchester and chair of The National LGB&T Partnership, a network of LGBT community groups that works to reduce health inequalities within public services."
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-13794081 Chris Long, "Manchester's 'radical fairy' celebrates OBE" BBC News 17 June 2011.