In 2015, Attitude held the UK's first ever Pride Awards, and now we’re on the hunt for everyday heroes to celebrate in 2018.
We're on the hunt for heroes to award and applaud at the third annual Attitude Pride Awards on Friday July 6 at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel, on the eve of Pride in London.
The Attitude Pride Awards celebrate members and allies of our community who embody the spirit of LGBT+ Pride.
We want to leave the celebrities and big names aside on this occasion, and select ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference, large or small, to the lives of LGBT+ people in the UK.
There are so many inspirational, unsung heroes among us, working in key LGBT+ charities and companies, making a difference in schools and local communities, or challenging perceptions within professions and religions where LGBT+ people are traditionally under-represented.
We think they all deserve to be recognised.
This year's ten very special award winners, as previously, will enjoy star billing in a very special edition of Attitude, and will be honoured at a fabulous lunchtime ceremony in London at the heart of the Pride festivities.
All we need now is to know who the heroes are. And that's where you can help!
If you'd like to nominate someone you know (and yes, you can nominate yourself!), please email [email protected]uk telling us in your own words about the person and why the nomination is deserved.
Please don't write more than 200 words and also, if possible, include a picture of them and links to any online reports or supporting material that's available.
Closing date for all submissions is Friday May 11, 2018 at 10am.
Unfortunately, due to the number of submissions we receive it will only be possible to reply to you if we are considering your nomination for short-listing, but please be assured we read and consider every nomination.
The 2017's winners were:
Aderonke Apata, founder of African Rainbow Family which helps queer asylum seekers find a place in Britain:
Keith Biddlecombe, representing all the gay men arrested before the partial decrimininalisation of homosexuality:
Martyn Hett, gay role model and one of the Manchester Arena bombing victims:
Dean Eastmond, journalist and founder of HISKIND who used his platform to educate about living with cancer after being diagnosed aged just 20:
Lady Phyll, founder and executive director of UK Black Pride, which celebrates BAME LGBT+ people:
Bernard & Terry Reed, founders of Gender Identity Research Education Society and trans activists:
Manjinder Singh Sidhu, activist, life coach and author of Bollywood Gay:
Natalie Scott, trans awareness activist and rape survivor:
Booan Temple, representing Lesbians Against the Clause, a group of activists protesting Section 28:
Matthew Todd, former editor of Attitude and author of gay self-help book Straight Jacket: