Braintree & Witham Times | Danny Baker on being appointed as ambassador for WGBC

Danny Rust, Braintree & Witham Times

15th Nov 2020

Transgender Canvey boxer emotional as he is named ambassador of charity

A TRANSGENDER man was overcome with emotion after being named an ambassador of an up-and-coming charity.

Having gone through his own transgender journey five years ago, Danny Baker has been playing a vital role in the community and helping those struggling with their gender or sexuality by volunteering as a support worker.

Danny, who is from Canvey, has now been confirmed as an ambassador of the World Gay Boxing Championships.

The charity was organised by Martin Stark and the World Gay Boxing Championships will take place in Sydney, Australia in 2023.

Danny, who will compete in the competition and secured a public apology after hitting out at Perth’s new Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas following transphobic remarks, was overwhelmed after being asked to help the charity.

He said: “I was quite emotional after being asked to be an ambassador.

“I never expected to be asked to do something like this and I am incredibly proud.

“It has been a difficult year for everyone because of the coronavirus pandemic and I want to lift everyone.