Bigger, better PinkNews Awards asks you to nominate your organisation for an award

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PinkNews has launched three new awards aimed at rewarding organisations which put a special effort into improving LGBT+ equality.

The honours – which will be given to organisations in the public, private and third sectors – mark the first time people will be able to nominate their organisation for a PinkNews Award.

The PinkNews Awards ceremony celebrates the contributions of politicians, businesses and community groups towards what has been another historic year for LGBT+ equality around the world.

It will be held this year on Wednesday 18th October in London, with nominations for the Third Sector Equality Award, Public Sector Equality Award and Business Equality Award closing on 15th May.

The Business Equality Award is open to all businesses, small or large. The Public Sector Equality Award is also open to all public sector bodies, big or small.

Not-for-profit organisations which are exclusively dedicated to LGBT+ causes are recognised in the Community Awards category, with a separate nominations process, rather than the Third Sector Equality Award.

Please get in touch for more details about this award if it applies to your organisation.

Anyone can nominate their organisation using one of the forms below, for what will be the fifth annual PinkNews Awards evening.

Last year saw Jeremy Corbyn take on the role of keynote speaker, with other speakers including Education Secretary Justine Greening, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson.


The event was featured in numerous national newspapers, on radio, BBC and ITV News, and will raise funds for beneficiary charity the Kaleidoscope Trust.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, PinkNews wants to help Kaleidoscope Trust’s decriminalisation efforts in other Commonwealth countries.

Karin Cook, Lloyds Banking Group Director, Operations and Executive Sponsor for sexual orientation and gender identity, said: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2017 PinkNews Awards.


“At Lloyds Banking Group, our goal is to become the best bank for customers; a company that reflects the diversity of modern Britain in our workforce, and provides an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone,” she continued.

“Ensuring our LGBT colleagues are engaged is important in meeting our commitments on inclusion and diversity as part of our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.


“The Pink News Awards provides a platform to recognise the contributions of politicians, businesses and community campaigning groups towards advancing the UK LGBT agenda, and we are proud to partner with Pink News to celebrate the progress that has been made over the past year.”

She added that the awards “also provide us with an opportunity to address what more needs to be done to ensure true parity for LGBT people in the UK.”

You can download the application forms below:

Third Sector Equality Award

Public Sector Equality Award

Business Equality Award

Previous winners of PinkNews Awards include former Prime Minister David Cameron, former Labour leader Ed Miliband and BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid, Olympic hero Tom Bosworth and Former First Minister Alex Salmond have also picked up PinkNews Awards.