Achievement award for Schools Out co-founder
Lesbian & Gay Cultural Network - http://ilgcn.tupilak.se
- has awarded Clio's Silver Cup for outstanding achievements in
documenting and spreading information about lesbian and gay history
to British teacher, Sue Sanders for bringing LGBT history to school
classes through LGBT History Month.
The award was presented at the free public festival of LGBT writers,
artists, documentary filmmakers, singers and poets - "Moonbow
in Exile for Belarus" - which took place over Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday, October 7,8,9, 2005,
at the Soho Community Safety Office, 24 Peter Street, W1.
Patrick, co-chair of the LGBT History Month Steering Group with
Sue, said, "This is a much deserved award to a woman who has
worked tirelessly for LGBT issues in education for over thirty years.
Her hard work, commitment and inspiration has changed the face of
equality education in Britain. Her work with LGBT History Month
is about to change LGBT cultural life both within schools and colleges
and society beyond!"
"I am honoured to receive this award, but it is not for me
alone. It is for all of us who have struggled over the years to
make visible and honour the lives and achievements of LGBT people.
It is time that we took our rightful place in the cultures of our
and every other society, in the curricula of our schools and in
which is attached, reads,
.for pioneering educational campaigns in British schools
the struggle of lesbian, gay and transgender activists fighting
for dignity, respect and visibility.
launching the enormously successful UK Lesbian & Gay History
.as a remarkable milestone against crippling indifference,
ignorance hatred and homophobia.
climbing on the human rights barricade in each new classroom and
with every new history month - daring to take yet another chance
to educate and liberate both homo and hetero youngsters who must
share a common world."