Former NBA player John Amaechi receives an OBE at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
He is being honoured for his services to sport and to the voluntary sector after his work with basketball players in his home city of Manchester and his campaigns for gay rights.
The retired England international who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz told Radio 5 live Breakfast why he feels more needs to be done to achieve social inclusion.
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