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Labour MEP Michael Cashman to receive CBE

Labour MEP Michael Cashman will be awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.

The former EastEnders actor is one of the co-founders of Stonewall, the largest gay equality organization in the UK and Europe.

Former EastEnders star and Labour MEP Michael Cashman Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/

Formed in 1989, the charity is named after the Stonewall Inn of Stonewall riots fame in New York City's Greenwich Village.