Munroe Bergdorf is a London based DJ, model, activist and advocate for the transgender community. She has worked with numerous brands, appearing in fashion and makeup campaigns including GNI Magazine alongside fashion label Digby Jackson, at the re-launch of LGBT+ Switchboard with Tom Daley, Jodie Harsh and Alesha Dixon and as the cover star of MEADE Magazine. Munroe was also named as Marie Claire’s New Beauty Icon in their Redefining Beauty feature as well as ES Magazine’s New Feminist Icons.
Bergdorf regularly appears in the media discussing issues surrounding gender and race. She appeared in the BBC viral video Things Not To Say To A Trans Person, which had over 3 million hits in under two days and starred in the CNN documentary My Transgender Life in which she talked about the mental effects of transitioning within todays society. She also was part of The Guardian’s Being Happy And Transgender live panel discussion, in which she joined Paris Lees, Peter Tatchell, Dr Kate Stone, Owen Jones and Jake Graff to discuss the main issues facing the trans community.
Reflecting on her forthcoming role as host and DJ on the Brighton Pride Festival Main Stage Munroe said, “Brighton has always been and will always be my spiritual home. Brighton Pride was my first Pride and to be honest nothing beats it. There’s a real sense of love and community and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing it from the stage this year!”
“This years theme Celebrating Diversity: Uniting Nations is important to me. As a bisexual trans woman of colour, diversity is something that I am conscious of at all times. Everybody should be afforded equal rights and opportunities regardless of sexuality or gender. There is no room for stigma or prejudice in today’s society if we want to move forward to a better future. So to see Brighton Pride recognising the success and struggles of the global Pride movement is fantastic! We all have such unique stories to share and so much to learn from each other. The LGBT community is so full of creativity, colour and talent, to see a Pride event identifying that to achieve true equality we need true diversity is wonderful and needed.”