Charlie Martin

Racing driver and LGBTQ+ activist

Charlie Martin is a British racing driver and LGBTQ+ activist, she has raced successfully in multiple disciplines including hot hatches, single seaters, prototypes and GT cars.

In 2020 she made LGBTQ+ history as the first ever transgender driver to compete in the ADAC TOTAL 24hr Nürburgring-Rennen, where she finished 4th in class racing a BMW M240i.

Her ambition is to make LGBTQ+ history by competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. She has overcome huge adversity since transitioning mid-way through her career and works with leading LGBTQ+ charities Stonewall (Sports Champion), Mermaids (Patron) and Athlete Ally (ambassador), as well as Racing Pride (ambassador) to improve visibility, acceptance and inclusion in motorsport.

In 2020 she has been shortlisted for 2 awards - British LGBT Awards: Sports Personality & DIVA Magazine: Sports Star as well as featuring in the Pride Power list, OUT Magazine 100 & Attitude 101.

She is a professional public speaker and works regularly with large organisations to help them improve their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Charlie speaks fluent French, she is a keen trail runner, surfer and snowboarder, as well as vlogger on her YouTube channel. She has an online following of over 50k highly engaged followers.

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