Frigide Barjot was a guest speaker at EPB in 2013.
Born to a music teacher and a clinic-owner in Lyon, Jacques Merle, Virgine Merle studied Law at Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 and at the Sciences Po before joining the public relations office of the French gaullist political party: Rally for the Republic (RPR). She married Bruno Tellenne, alias Basile de Koch, Karl Zero’s brother, a political speech-writer, most notably for Charles Pasqua. Together, they founded an organisation called Jalons which specialised in comedy happenings and pastiches of national magazines and newspapers.
In 2013, she organised demonstrations in Paris against gay marriage and became a prominent campaigner against France’s same-sex marriage law. She serves as the spokeswoman for Manif pour Tous.