The Time for Inclusive Education campaign has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for its work on securing LGBT-inclusive education in Scotland.
TIE founders, Liam Stevenson and Jordan Daly, were in London this week and were presented with the 2019 Amplifying Unheard Voices award by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
A spokesperson for TIE said:
“We are delighted to have won the Amplifying Voices Campaign of the Year award.”
“In Scotland, we dared to campaign for something which some deemed impossible – LGBT-inclusive education in all state schools. After three years, we delivered: our country is now the first in the world to embed LGBT inclusion across the curriculum. Scottish young people will now learn about LGBT rights, equalities and history – which we believe will tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic prejudice and bullying in schools.”
The 2019 National Campaigner Awards were organised by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, an organisation which works to support those seeking to bring about positive social change in the UK.
The Foundation’s Chief Executive, Sue Tibballs, said:
“The SMK Campaigner Awards are a unique opportunity to celebrate some of the most inspiring, innovative and often courageous people who are speaking out to effect change. Our communities are fairer, safe, kinder and more tolerant as a result. Our thanks and congratulations to them all.”
You can find out more about the National Campaigner Awards here.
Pic credit: SMK Foundation / TIE Campaign