Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi is a British comedian and author of Iranian origin. The daughter of the Iranian satirist and poet Hadi Khorsandi, she left Iran as a child following the Islamic Revolution. Khorsandi is Jewish and bisexual.
Khorsandi performs comedy, having been a noted performer at Joe Wilson's Comedy Madhouse throughout 1997. She has appeared on many BBC Radio 4 programmes, including Quote... Unquote, Loose Ends, You and Yours, Midweek, Just A Minute, The Now Show and The News Quiz, as well as BBC Television's Have I Got News For You and QI.
In January 2016, she became president of the British Humanist Association (now known as Humanists UK).
A humanist campaign group wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT issues – and has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory”. Humanists UK, formerly known as the British Humanist Association, issued a statement backing Government plans on new primary school Relationships Education. Under the proposals, children will be taught about “different types of relationships”, which critics fear could include homosexuality, transsexualism and same-sex marriage.
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