Mohsin Zaidi

He / Him

Author, LGBTQ Leader

Award-winning author, commentator and lawyer Mohsin Zaidi. His memoir, A Dutiful Boy (Penguin, 2020) won the Polari Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and was named Guardian, GQ and New Statesman Book of the Year, providing a personal insight into issues of diversity and inclusion, mental health and justice. 

The Guardian describes it as ‘a profound meditation on the power of the human heart to transcend the contradictions of diverse cultures and create something new…utterly compelling…providing a lesson of acceptance for us all, and for the future of our multicultural society’. The Times says it is a book that will save lives. 

The first person from his school to go to Oxford University, Mohsin subsequently qualified as a lawyer at Freshfields and is now a management consultant at advisory firm Hakluyt. He has also previously worked at a UN War Crimes tribunal in The Hague and as Judicial Assistant to Lord Sumption and Lord Wilson at the UK’s Supreme Court.   

An advocate for LGBT rights, BAME representation and social mobility, Mohsin sits on the board of Stonewall and is listed by The Financial Times as a top future LGBT leader. 

A regular commentator on Sky News, he also writes for CNN Style, Bustle, Mr Porter and Newsweek and was recently listed in The Lawyer Magazine Hot 100.

Key topics include:

  • Mental Health: Addressing the stigma around mental health within ethnic minority communities.
  • Social mobility
  • D&I / Intersectionality

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