This site is dedicated to the memory of Paul Patrick.

We are very sad to announce the tragic death of Paul Patrick, co-founder of what is now Schools OUT and LGBT History Month. Paul died on Thursday 22nd May after a long battle with a chronic lung condition. A MEMORIAL FOR PAUL WILL BE HELD AT THE DRILL HALL ON SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2008 The Schools OUT and LGBT History Month team would like to invite you to this event to celebrate the life and many contributions Paul made to all our lives. It will feature a number of his TV and radio appearances, rare DVD footage, music, a performance by Woking’s Peer Productions Youth Theatre and an excerpt from The Rossendale Players performance of The Vagina Monologues, which Paul directed. There will be an open mic for people to make their personal contributions. The event will be held at the Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX, from 3pm till 6. Admission is free and the bar will be open. RSVP please to chairs@schools-out.org.uk Please feel free to send this on to others you feel would want to know about this. We look forward to seeing you there FROM THE FAMILY OF PAUL PATRICK We have been very deeply moved by the wonderful sentiments expressed over Paul, and we fully realise that he touched many peoples lives beyond the family. We are still in a state of shock and are struggling to come to terms with our loss, so we can imagine how many of you are still feeling numb at the news especially if you had not seen him in recent months. He always projected a peter pan type image looking less than his years and behaving accordingly. Unfortunately he was not immortal and has been taken from us far too early. His life may have been short but believe us it was very full, and its impact will live on for many years to come. We apologise in many respects for choosing to have a quiet funeral but this is due to our mother who is very frail and would not be able to live through the enormity of the sort of celebration that should really take place. Had she been well enough for those of you who have met her you know that she would have been at the heart of things. While the cremation will be quiet, meaning in numbers we still intend to see him out in style otherwise we would not be forgiven. On closing we can only add that your very kind thoughts and words are helping us to get through a very difficult time. There will never be another like him. We have chosen to have family flowers only, as Paul would have hated to see the waste, and would ask that if anyone would like to make donations in his memory that they are made to LBGT History Month, a cause very close to his heart and one which he worked tirelessly to raise the profile of right up to his very last days. Alternatively you could always buy a bottle of red wine and share it with him and your memories. Thank you once again.
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