Homo Heroes 2013: Volunteer of the Year

Publish Date: 07/08/2013

The The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s annual Homo Heroes Awards, now in its third year, gives people the chance to recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, in the past year. These are the finalists for the Volunteer of the Year Award....

Sam Aldridge 

sam aldridge

Sam has volunteered as a Section Supervisor for Pride in London, a steward at Sparkle and at the XIX International AIDS Conference. Sam has been involved in productions of The Vagina Monologues and the One Billion Rising campaign – an event that raised £10,000 for a local women’s centre. Supporting George House Trust, Sam is a member of a national HIV Activists Network and is never far from her megaphone and a placard!

Jonathan Bland 

Jonathan Bland

Jonathan began volunteering in 2007, prompted by the Police interview after being raped and wanting to educate and inform to deal with such situations effectively. With the support and encouragement he decided to speak out, and agreed to do a talk for Lancashire Police on their Sexual Offence Training Course. Also with Renaissance (Drugline) in Blackpool, he now befriends clients who’re facing many different issues in their lives, and he loves helping and supporting them in any way that he can.

Andrew Edwards 

Andrew Edwards

Andrew has been volunteering for community radio stations for many years and he is committed to providing interesting and new content for his listeners. His aim is to provide an alternative focus for the LGB&T community airwaves, covering everything from arts, culture, politics and current affairs. Andrew has been involved with the LGB&T shows on BBC Radio Manchester and more recently with Gaydio.

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