Here are your Homo Hero Awards 2011 winners!
Publish Date: 23/09/2011
You nominated, you voted and now here they are, your winners of the LGF Homo Hero Awards 2011!
After hundreds of nominations, 1296 individuals cast their votes on the top three in each of the seven categories.
Homo Hero - lesbian, gay or bisexual role model of the year
• Sir Ian McKellen WINNER
One of the founders of Stonewall, Patron of Albert Kennedy Trust and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, tireless campaigner, global superstar and Gandalf!
Runners up: Marcus Morgan | Sam Whalley
Homo Hero - Community group or organisation of the year
• Albert Kennedy Trust WINNER
AKT support several hundred young people every year who have experienced domestic violence or have been ejected from home for coming out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans to their parents or care giver.
Homo Hero - Volunteer of the year
• Daniel Burford WINNER
Also nominated in Community Champion of the year - Daniel from Outdoorlads is responsible for keeping the website and systems running smoothly.
Runners up: Jim Vann | Natalya Dell
Homo Hero - Public Sector Partner of the year
• Greater Manchester Police WINNER
GMP is the police force responsible for law enforcement across Greater Manchester. Staff weekly LGBT Police drop in sessions in the city’s Gay Village.
Runners up: NHS Manchester | NHS North West
Homo Hero - LGB&T venue of the Year Award
• Taurus WINNER
Situated in the heart of the gay village on Canal Street, Manchester. Taurus is enjoyed by all ages, genders and orientations.
Homo Hero - Business of the year
• The Co-operative – Respect Network WINNER
The Co-operative is a unique family of businesses owned by its members. The Respect Network works alongside the Co-ops dedicated diversity team, offering support to LGBT staff and advising the business on LGBT matters.
Homo Hero - Community Champion of the year
• Jackie Crozier – Manchester Pride WINNER
Jackie has contributed to the LGBT community for many years, she is a dynamic leader and helped Manchester Pride become the international success it is today.
Homo Hero - Outstanding achievement award
• Cllr. Mary Murphy
Mary is Lead Member for Lesbian issues at Manchester City Council, and has been at the forefront of pushing forward lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues in Manchester and beyond. She is a great advocate of LGB&T people having their say and getting involved in public life.