Dates

16th September

Nominations
open!

Make your nomination for the most deserving individual, campaign or company in each category.

15th November

Public
nominations close!

Get your nomination in before this date.

22nd November

Corporate nominations close!

Get your nomination in before this date.

4th February

Top 10 in each category announced!

Public voting begins on the top 10 in each category. Corporate winners are decided by a panel of judges in April.

6th APRIL

Public voting close!

Make sure you vote before this date.

29th May

Winners announced at the Awards Ceremony, The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.


Award process

Nominations are open on all categories from 16th September 2019. The Top 10 list for each category will be compiled from the highest number of nominations for public categories and by the judges for corporate categories.

The Top 10s will be announced on 4th February 2020 by our media partners The Metro newspaper and the Huffington Post and will also be announced here online.

The consumer and celebrity Top 10s are then voted for by the public, whilst the corporate categories are decided by our panel of independent expert judges.

Consumer and celebrity award categories

LGBT+ Celebrity

This category recognises LGBT+ celebrities who have come out in the face of adversity or who support the LGBT+ community in a positive way.
Past winner: Cynthia Nixon

 

Music Artist

This category is for the LGBT+ community’s favourite music artists and looked for musicians who are either LGBT+, or who have proven to be strong advocates of the LGBT+ community.
Past winner: Hayley Kiyoko

 

Charity or Community Initiative

This category is for a charity or community initiative that has changed or continues to change the lives of LGBT+ people.
Past winner: LGBT Youth Scotland

 

LGBT+ Broadcaster or Journalist

This category recognises an LGBT+ individual delivering news or content. The top 10s will have an impact on the public’s view of the LGBT+ community.
Past winner: Liv Little, Anna Richardson

 

Celebrity Ally

This important award recognises and thanks those outside the LGBT+ community who support the challenges around equality and inclusion.
Past winner: Ellie Goulding

 

LGBT+ Online Influencer

This category celebrates LGBT+ people that have used their online presence to speak out about LGBT+ issues or rights.
Past winner: Calle Y Poche

 

Media Moment

This award recognises an act of significance for the LGBT+ community which has taken place in the media, from factual events witnessed on the news or in print, to fictional events which have taken place on stage, film, TV or radio.
Past winner: Courtney Act

 

Brand or Marketing Campaign

This category celebrates the brands that have successfully promoted to or are popular with the LGBT+ community.
Past winner: Spotify

 

Sports Personality

This category is for a sportsperson that are either LGBT+, or that have proven to be strong advocates of the LGBT+ community in sport.
Past winner: Nicola Adams OBE

 

Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life

This category celebrates influencers, activists, campaigners or trailblazers in the LGBT+ community who have made an impact either on a grassroots level or as part of a larger organisation. This award celebrates roles people in various roles: from Youtubers, to social media influencers, artists, founders of LGBT+ focused initiatives, writers, bloggers, charity workers or campaigners. This category is judged on merit.
Past winner: Peter Tatchell

Corporate award categories

Network Group or ERG

This award recognises both new and established network groups that can demonstrate that they are active, innovative and supportive of their LGBT+ staff, and can demonstrate success with implementing inclusion over the last 12 months. Judges have measured the value of the network group’s initiatives relative to their maturity and company size.
Past winners: 4Pride (Channel 4)

 

Inclusive Employer or Company

This award recognises an employer or company that are truly engaged with their LGBT+ employees and customers, and have diversity embedded at their core, not just as part of their corporate ethos.
Past winner: Vodafone

 

LGBT+ Inspirational Leader

This award recognises an LGBT+ business leader who has used their influence to effect positive change for LGBT+ inclusion. The judges will have looked for evidence within the last 12months that the inspirational leader has been a role model and has had a wide influence on their workplace and beyond.
Past winner: Geffrye Parsons (Macquarie Group)

 

LGBT+ Future Leader

This award recognises an LGBT+ individual who has taken responsibility to further the LGBT+ inclusion agenda within their workplace, either as part of an existing programme (of groups, events, communications, fundraising, etc), or by setting up a new programme.
Past winner: Jemma Kameen (Sainsbury’s)

 

Diversity Hero

This award recognises an LGBT+ individual who has pushed the boundaries when it comes to LGBT+ inclusion within their company and beyond. The winner will go over and above their day job and have LGBT+ inclusion and wider diversity initiatives at the core of everything they do.
Past winner: David Pearson (KPMG)

 

Corporate Ally

This award recognises allies that are committed to promoting equality and speaking out against LGBT+ discrimination. The individual should have used their position of privilege to support and actively participate as an ally in LGBT+ initiatives in their own company and the wider world.
Past winner:  Jim Herbert (Aon)

 

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