Elly Barnes, founder of school-based Pride initiative Educate & Celebrate, and Tony Fenwick and Sue Sanders, co-chairs of Schools OUT UK/LGBT History Month, have featured in the latest Pink List of the 101 most influential LGBT people in the UK.
Trans editor of META Magazine (and 2012 Pink List judge) Paris Lees topped this year’s list. Paris has a LGBT HM link having been a presenter at the 2012 prelaunch event. Congratulations Paris!
21. (2012 judge) Elly Barnes @elly_barnes
LGBT Schools Advisor, Founder of Educate & Celebrate
Former schoolteacher Elly Barnes says that being number one on the 2011 Pink List “gave me the confidence I needed to take the Educate and Celebrate initiative forward nationally”. The programme is now Ofsted “best practice”, challenging homophobia and engaging students and staff in an inclusive LGBT curriculum.
62. (55) Sue Sanders & Tony Fenwick @suesanders03 @tonesrf
SchoolsOUT/ LGBT History Month
As co-chairs of SchoolsOUT, Sanders and Fenwick aim to provide a support network for all people who want to raise the issue of homophobia, transphobia and eterosexism in education. They have also worked with LGBT History Month and the Classroom Project in the UK.
Congratulations from HM Towers to all the winners – everyone of whom is doing their bit for visibility, equality and to educate OUT prejudice.
Read the full list here.