Friday, June 6, 2008

Paul Patrick's Obituary

The Guardian has now published an obituary of Paul by Carole Woddis.

Paul Patrick, who has died aged 57 from a lung condition, was passionate, voluble, big-hearted and an inspired and inspiring teacher. In the 1970s he became almost certainly the first openly gay teacher in Britain to not only keep his job, but to get promoted. In 1986 he produced, for the Inner London Education Authority (Ilea), the first video to go into schools highlighting homophobia, A Different Story: The Lives and Experiences of a Group of Young Lesbians and Gay Men. In the 1990s he was one of the first single gay men to become the foster parent of a young male heterosexual - recounting the experience on John Peel's Home Truths programme on Radio 4.
The full article can be found here.

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