Readers may be interested in the news that the LF’s Homo Heroes awards nomination process has begun…

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s ‘Homo Hero Awards’ are designed to showcase the contributions made by individuals, groups and organisations for, and on behalf of, the lesbian, gay and bisexual community.

It is an opportunity to celebrate those that have challenged homophobia, achieved significant gains for our communities and who share in the Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s values of innovation, diversity, excellence, fairness, integrity and engagement.

There are a total of seven categories in which you can put forward your nominations;

  • Community Champion of the year
  • Business of the year
  • Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual role model of the year
  • Public Sector Partner of the year
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Community Group or Organisation of the year
  • LGB&T Venue of the Year

These nominations are open to anyone who wishes to vote for any person, group or organisation who they believe have made a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

The initial nomination period will be open until 18 August 2011.

Following this initial nomination period, the top three nominees for each award category will be put forward for a public vote from 19 August 2011; the winners will then be announced at a special Homo Hero Award Ceremony on 22 September 2011.

These awards are important because they are voted for by you!

They are about celebrating people in our everyday lives who have made a significant contribution to supporting either you or people you care about. There is no committee involved in selecting candidates for inclusion in any round of the nominations so you can literally nominate any one you know who you think deserves to be called a Homo Hero!

It could be a member of your family, a worker who you think deserves special praise, an organisation that you believe deserves special recognition or someone who volunteers their time to support other people, it is entirely up to you!

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