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Biography: Sue Sanders

Sue Sanders

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Sue has been working in the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues for almost 30 years.

She is currently working with the Police in a variety of situations and roles including being a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Group to the Metropolitan Police, where she is Chair of the Community Safety Unit sub-group, working on a strategic level developing awareness and good practice in countering oppressive attitudes especially institutional homophobia and heterosexism. She has also just been a consultant to the Crown Prosecution Service helping them produce national policy on dealing with homophobic crime effectively.

She is the Chair and support officer to Schools OUT a national organisation supporting LGBT teachers and a member of the NUT working party on LGBT issues and is also on the Southwark Anti Homophobia Forum.

She has produced a teachers' pack for Southwark Local Authority – 'Tackling Homophobia, Creating Safer paces', which has gone to every school in the borough and delivered training both to staff and governors on the issue and is working with pupils and teachers in a variety of schools. She has co-written a model Equal Opportunity Policy and Anti Bullying Policy for Schools which is on http://www.schools-out.org.uk/, and is now endorsed by all the education unions.

She also co-wrote a feasibility study for Croydon to provide services for victims of homophobic abuse. She is currently involved with the Schools OUT! initiative on LGBT history month which can be found at http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/

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