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Attitude Pride Awards 2019 are coming: We want your nominations!

Who are your everyday heroes from the LGBTQ community?

By Steve Brown

The Attitude Pride Awards were launched in 2015 to celebrate members and allies of our community who embody the spirit of LGBTQ Pride.

We’re now on the hunt for heroes to award and applaud at the fourth annual Attitude Pride Awards event on Friday July 5 to be held at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel, on the eve of Pride in London.

We want to leave the celebrities and big names aside on this occasion and select everyday people who go out of their way to make an extraordinary difference, large or small, to the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the UK.

There are so many inspirational, unsung heroes among us, working in key LGBTQ charities and companies, making a difference in schools and local communities, or challenging perceptions within professions and religions where LGBTQ 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 magazine, and will be honoured at an evening ceremony in London at the heart of the Pride festivities.

If you’d like to nominate someone you know (and yes, you can nominate yourself!), please email 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 April 12, 2019 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.

Thank you!


The Michael Causer Foundation, teenager Michael Causer was murdered as he slept 10 years ago. But his parents Marie and Mike are ensuring his legacy lives on by running an LGBT+ charity in his name:

Gay’s the Word, the UK’s pioneering queer bookshop:

Mazharul Islam, was forced to set up a new life in London after two of his friends were murdered in Bangladesh:

Ben Smith, is making waves with his online platform All Together UK, which aims to stem the tide of loneliness in the LGBT+ community:

S Chelvan, entered the legal profession to help improve his own circumstances, but during his career as a barrister within the immigration and asylum sector, he’s helped many LGBT people:

Cara McCann and Amanda McGurk, are leading the fight to see their love fully recognised by the law in Northern Ireland:

Naomi Hersi, a trans woman from London, was found stabbed to death last year – just another chapter in the book of violence and oppression trans people suffer around the world:

Jason Jones, made legal history when he bulldozed anti-LGBT+ laws in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago. And he did it on his own:

Betty Gallacher, railled support in Eastbourne to hold the town’s first ever Pride:

Garry and Kyle Ratcliffe, are proud parents to four children. But to make their dream of having a family a reality, they had to knock down barriers in the fostering and adoption system: