GRATEFUL TO YOU


As you may have heard, I’ve been nominated for a National Diversity Award 2015. The second stage in helping secure this award is to receive endorsements on my profile page.

Thank you for the endorsements so far. I’m humbled by the kind words of support (see below).

Here’s where to leave YOUR endorsement for my NDA nomination: https://nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/Nominate/Endorse/21141?name=David%20e%20Watters

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Been very ill this week but on the mend. I was lifted by my nomination for a national diversity award for being a positive role model. Quite taken aback but happy to think that it may help me to build my reputation enough to finally get my book published. These awards only matter if they help us to do more good in the world. I’m sure you agree. As with the last one, the nomination needs to be endorsed, so I’m going to be an irritating pain again and ask for your kind and sincere words of support.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – “David has been a shining example of hard work,compassion, love and caring,not only for the LGBT community, but for all individuals who feel discriminated against and alone. He reaches out across the world to make a difference. He is inspiration personified!”

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – “David has a heart of GOLD and wants only good for those he supports and makes contact with. He is passionate about diversity and equality.”

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – “David has proved himself to be a role model to many diverse groups of people but his actions, not just spoken words. He gives his whole heart and spirit to help and to educate the world about equality,love, kindness, respect. In his efforts to follow in the footsteps of such great leaders as Harvey Milk and MLK,Jr., He shines above all by unselfishly giving hope to anyone who feels hopeless and alone. If anyone deserves this award, he certainly does!”

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – “The concise version of my reason for voting for David, he is a positive role model. If I have to elaborate, amongst his many personal traits he is, modest, patient, and caring. He also possesses the ability to listen to and communicate with people from all backgrounds and walks of live. He is an all round great guy and in my humble opinion I can not think of anyone who deserves the award more than him.”

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – “Nominating Mr. Watters because of the work he does in several Facebook and other web pages. Seems like everyday I find another page he’s done, where he’s helped another person, usually a young man or woman who couldn’t go home. Even if they believe in themselves, the rest of the family doesn’t believe in them.”

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – “David is quite simply one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. He is a superb teacher, not only for his subject knowledge, but for his care and passion and his extraordinary ability to work with some incredibly judgemental children! Not only that, but his tireless work with Never Blend In and Give ‘Em Hope has given so much hope and support to people – and perhaps more importantly, a voice that they recognise to realise that they are not alone and that even if they cannot find support within their own lives, there is still support out there for them.”

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – “Pioneer in International LGBT Social Media collectives. #NeverBlendIn”

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – “Though I have never met David in person, and he is “just” a Facebook friend, he has had a profound influence on my life and the way I perceive people and situations.”

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – “I am nominating David E. Watters for this award for the very simple reason that he speaks out on issues that others would prefer not to hear about. In spite of his rigorous work routine, he CONTINUES to support those who are different and down-trodden in our modern society. In an age where civil partnerships and gay marriage are widely accepted by most of society, many of those who these modern day institutions were designed to help find themselves marginalised by their own fears of being different. David reaches out to these people, he makes them believe in themselves as individuals, which is a wonderful achievement in itself. I believe that David knows his work will never be finished, that he must plough on helping every new and disenchanted, disillusioned, and disenfranchised soul that he comes across, in the hope of giving them a clearer and happier path forward to a complete and individual life.”

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – “David to me is a positive role model in the LGBT community and beyond .He is nurturing supportive and a very positive person he does not discriminate in anyway . His role in the Give em hope campaign is evidence in its self for the good work he does but i feel he deserves an award in his own right “

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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