Tony Fenwick

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Tony Fenwick
Tony Fenwick (pronounced "fennick") (1960-2020) was a teacher and Chief Executive of Schools Out and LGBT History Month.

He was born in Bedlington.

He first got involved with LGBT History Month in 2004:

"I was at the TUC LGBT conference, where Jacqui Smith, the Minister for Women and Equalities, talked to us about her role. Sue Sanders asked me to enquire whether it would be possible to have an LGBT history month and if the government would support it. Jacqui Smith said yes to both. That gave us the impetus to start."[1]

He took over as co-chair of LGBT History Month (with Sue Sanders) in 2008 on the death of Paul Patrick.

Tony Fenwick and Sue Sanders were jointly ranked 55 in the Pink List 2012. The citation said:

"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 heterosexism in education. They have also worked with LGBT History Month and the Classroom Project in the UK."[2]

Tony passed away on Wednesday 8th July 2020, at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, aged 60 [3].


  1. Christopher Bryant, Polari Magazine, 9 July 2013