Gemma Clare Collins (born 31 January 1981) is an English media personality and businesswoman. In 2011, she began appearing on the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex. Following a brief appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014), Collins has appeared in various television programmes including Celebrity Big Brother (2016), Celebs Go Dating (2018), and Dancing on Ice (2019). In 2019, she began starring in her own reality series and hosting a podcast on BBC Sounds.
If the pandemic hadn’t hit, the 16th annual Sparkle Weekend celebrating the trans and non-binary community would have taken place this weekend.While trans and Pride flags could still be seen across the city centre - it was for a completely different purpose.Protesters took to St Peter's Square today to campaign against the Government’s response against the trans and non-binary community, as well as its handling of proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA).Hundreds of people turned up to the event, which was organised by the Sparkle charity, with signs expressing everything from ‘Trans Rights are Human Rights’ to ‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’.Taz, a teaching assistant from Manchester, said they were attending the protest..