Positive Role Model Award: LGBT
A follower of Jesus for 50+ years, Dave Moreton, after spending five years in the RAF, in 1975 he was arrested and discharged after an investigation due to his sexuality. Feeling as though his sexuality was incompatible with his faith, Dave turned to prayer for guidance, eventually realising that he needed to accept himself for who he truly was. Playing an instrumental role in developing post-16 educational provision and support for students and young people with special educational needs, Dave has provided individual guidance to young people on a range of issues, including gender issues. Through his work at Oasis Open House Dave has created a safe and inclusive space where individuals can connect, share their experiences, and find support. His work has helped break down barriers and create more welcoming environments for LGBT+ individuals in religious communities.