Homo Heroes – Last day of voting !
Publish Date: 03/09/2012
The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Recognise Their Heroes
There is less than 24 hours to go until voting closes for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s Homo Hero Awards and over 1,000 votes have been cast so far.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (LGF) Homo Heroes Awards, supported by Barclays, showcases the contributions made by individuals, groups and organisations for, and on behalf of lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.
There are a total of seven categories open to the public vote along with a special award given by The LGF’s Board of Trustees and a new award; The Alan Turing Memorial Award, launched in partnership with Manchester City Council. Voting closes on 3 September, with over 1,000 votes received so far.
Nominees include Prossy Kakooza who is up for Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Role Model of the Year. Prossy is a lesbian from Uganda who works to support others around the issue of LGB&T asylum and immigration. Other nominees include the Co-operative Respect Network, the LGBT staff network, nominated for Business of the Year and Karen Richards and Stuart Donnelly who were nominated jointly for Community Champion of the Year for their work on the annual transgender event Sparkle.
Kevin Maxwell, nominee for Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Role Model of the Year comments “Whether I win or not, I'm proud of being an ambassador for the community. People are scared of standing up to bullies, but me wanting to fight any kind of injustice or discrimination comes naturally”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in central Manchester on Thursday 20 September 2012. There will be a prize draw on the night supported by Barclays with all proceeds going to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
For more information and to vote visit: www.lgf.org.uk/hero #homohero