Martin Stark

Founder & CEO of World Gay Boxing Championships

  • Founder of the Business Builders Group Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum- The Yarning Circle
  • Pride Inclusion Advocate for Pride Life Global
  • Founder & CEO of the World Gay Boxing Championships Limited
  • Contributing member to the Systematic Diversity Inclusion Group
  • Former Procurement Manager for Virgin Mobile Australia

When Martin Stark is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Coma to Championing Courage
Fighting for Equality- Making Sport More Inclusive
LGBTQI+ Advocacy
Practising Inclusion- Transforming Barriers into Opportunities for All

Martin Stark is a leading LGBTQI+ activist, Pride Inclusion Activist and Inclusion Practitioner. Having worked a successful corporate career as an IT Strategic Sourcing Leader, Martin has also provided his expertise in providing diversity, enhancing inclusion and ethical sourcing in the vendor landscape. Now booked as an LGBT speaker for corporate events, Martin spreads messages of championing courage, fighting for equality, making sports more inclusive, practising inclusion and LGBTQI+ support.

Outside of his career as an IT Strategy Sourcing Lead, Martin is widely known as the founder and CEO of the World Gay Boxing Championships. Founded in 2020, Martin set up the non-profit organisation as a means of making sport more inclusive and hopes to run the first World Gay Boxing Championship in 2023. Having been diagnosed with Addison’s disease, been placed in two induced comas, undergone 70 hospital administrations and four major operations, Martin is also a courage champion. Highly passionate about health and wellbeing, Martin empowers others to have courage and live life to the max.

Martin is also the founder of The Yarning Circle, the Business Builders Group Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum. Using his 15 plus years of experience as a Supplier Diversity Expert, Martin pushes the importance of diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice and fairness and is an avid Pride Inclusion Advocate for Pride Life Global. Dedicated to making people of the LGBT+ community feel more comfortable and included within society, Martin has been interviewed by the likes of BBC Sport, BBC World Service, The Guardian and Reuters and featured in DNA Magazine, and Out Sports.

Dedicating his interests to the inclusion of the LGBT+ community, Martin is a fantastic choice when looking for an LGBT speaker for corporate events. Perfect when looking for an expert on courage, sports, inclusion and LGBTQI+ advocacy, Martin is keen to create environments for LGBT+ individuals to feel safe and comfortable in. When booked as a speaker, Martin covers the topics fighting for equality, making sport more inclusive, practising inclusion, coma to courage, transforming barriers into opportunities and LGBTQI+ advocacy. A fantastic LGBT+ advocate, make sure to book Martin Stark for an inclusive keynote speech.

Official Testimonials

Martin Stark is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Martin is a pleasure to work with. He is professional and insightful. I found him to be a great speaker, someone who is well educated in his field but will do diligent research on his topic. Martin speaks with confidence and class. He is a credit to anyone that books him. I look forward to working with him for future events for Unleashed LGBTQ”

Wesley, Marketing Director & Owner, Unleashed LGBTQ

To enquire about Martin Stark for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 295.