The Trustees of Schools Out UK and the Management Committee would like to thank the Diva Rainbow Honours Committee for acknowledging all the hard work, effort and advocacy that SUE SANDERS has contributed for over 40 years to make the world a safer and more inclusive place for ALL oppressed minorities, but especially LGBT+ people. She has empowered many of us; with the vocabulary of “USUALISING and ACTUALISING” our LGBT+ lives and she academically stood LGBT+ people into the timeline of History.
She created and founded our Charity; guided and nurtured it through its very hard fought infancy; and now sees it flourish;acknowledged as one of the leading LGBT+ Education and History charities. No mean feat for her and the loyal group of volunteers doing this in their spare time: many of whom are ex-teachers.
Congratulations to Sue and to the Diva Panel that recognised her LIFETIME of ACHIEVEMENT!
Chair of Trustees
“Sue Sanders Emeritus Professor Harvey Milk Institute 2015 is, and “out and proud” lesbian, a British LGBT rights activist who has specialised in challenging oppression in the public and voluntary sector for over forty years. She also holds qualifications on dealing with stress and trauma. Since 1967, she has been a teacher, tutor and a lecturer on women’s studies, drama and homophobia in schools, universities and other organisations, both in London and in Sydney, Australia.”