Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, broadcaster, LGBT campaigner & keynote speaker.
She appears regularly on TV, radio, and in print, in a host of settings. A familiar face in religious broadcasting due to her academic credentials in theology, Vicky provides a balanced and progressive approach to faith-based topics.
She is a guest presenter on TV programmes like BBC1’s Songs of Praise and BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live, and gives commentary on breaking stories to Sky News, Channel 4, Channel 5, Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and LBC Radio.
Vicky regularly delivers Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Show.
Vicky writes for a broad cross-section of publications; everything from newspapers like The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent and The New Statesman to magazines like Cosmopolitan, Look Magazine and The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous Magazine. She is a monthly columnist in DIVA Magazine, Europe’s biggest selling publication for gay and bisexual women. Her work is usually themed around spirituality, human rights, LGBT equality, left-wing politics and social justice.
Vicky has been profiled by TIME Magazine Online, The Huffington Post, and BBC World Service. She is working on her first book – a memoir – which has been signed to Harper Collins and is slated for global release in 2017.
A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Vicky regularly addresses large corporate gatherings on topics like diversity & inclusion, mental health awareness, women in leadership, and more. She has spoken at KPMG, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Prudential, Co-Op Group, Pride in London, Adobe’s Marketing Summit in London’s Excel Center, Stonewall’s Equality Workplace Conference, as well as at Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham University. (See her Speaking page for more info).
Her journey has been a fascinating one: After becoming a household name in Christian music, touring the American Bible Belt and playing in mega-churches throughout the US and Canada, Vicky came out as gay in 2014 at the age of 35. Due to her notoriety as an international thought-leader within a very traditional, conservative branch of Christianity, her coming out sparked a vast response. It triggered conversations around the world, leading to the Guardian calling Beeching “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” due to her contribution to changing the Church’s views on LGBT equality.
Now Vicky focuses on broadcasting, speaking and writing rather than her former work in music. Her media work has been recognised with a series of awards and nominations. She was short-listed for ‘LGBT Broadcaster of the Year’ at the British LGBT Awards 2016, alongside Evan Davis, Gok Wan and Claire Balding. Beeching won a Christian New Media Award for her writing, and garnered a Sandford Award nomination for ‘Jesus The Muslim’, a programme she presented about the Islamic and Christian understanding of Christ.
She advises a variety of organisations – including the United Nations – on the intersection of LGBT equality and religion.
Based between Brighton and London she splits her time between academic research (her PhD in theology), TV and radio work, and keynote speaking in both the corporate sector and in educational institutions.
Contact Vicky here.