Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, broadcaster, keynote speaker & LGBT activist.
An out, gay Christian, she works at the intersection of LGBT equality and faith, campaigning to make religion a more welcoming place for LGBT people and allies.
Prior to coming out, Vicky was an internationally known thought-leader and ‘poster girl’ within the conservative Christian church.
A songwriter and speaker, her self-penned music remains among the most-sung in the USA and UK church each week. Especially influential among younger Christians, Vicky uses her platform to help the next generation figure out spirituality and faith.
Shocking the conservative Christian circles in which she lived and worked, Vicky came out as gay in an interview with The Independent in 2014.
Due to her notoriety in the church, her coming out became a huge catalyst for conversations about LGBT rights in the church. In the light of this impact, the Guardian described her as “arguably the most influential Christian in her generation”.
Vicky was listed as the 3rd most influential LGBT person in the UK on the The Independent’s ‘Rainbow List’. She garnered a Stonewall ‘Hero of the Year’ nomination and a National Diversity Award nomination for ‘Faith Role Model’. The Telegraph included her in their prestigious “Top 100 Britons of the year” list.
Vicky appears regularly on TV and radio in various settings; co-presenting BBC1’s Songs of Praise and BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live; presenting Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme; presenting Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Show; and giving regular commentary on news stories related to religion and diversity across the media.
Vicky writes for publications like The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent and has been profiled by The Huffington Post, BBC World Service and Time Magazine Online.
She advises a variety of organisations – including the United Nations – on the intersection of LGBT equality and religion.
Based in London, she splits her time between academic research (her PhD), TV and radio presenting, and keynote speaking in both the corporate sector and in educational institutions.
Vicky is working on her first book – a memoir – which has been signed to Harper Collins and is slated for global release in 2017.
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