The sixth Stonewall Awards ceremony, supported by Nationwide, will take place on 3 November 2011 at the V&A museum. The event, one of the most glamorous and star-studded in Stonewall’s fundraising calendar, will be hosted by comedian Stephen K Amos and celebrates those who have made a positive impact on the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain.
Three of the Awards will be voted for by thousands of Stonewall supporters from across Britain: Hero of the Year, Bigot of the Year and the Stonewall Community Group. The chosen Community Group of the Year – won last year by MindOut – will receive a cheque for £5,000 to support its work.
Nominees for Hero of the Year include Lady Gaga who has received international recognition for her enthusiastic LGB&T equality campaigning, veteran musician Joan Armatrading and Roger Crouch, who has dedicated himself tirelessly to working to raise awareness of homophobic bullying in schools since the death of his son, Dominic, in 2010
The other seven awards – including Writer and Entertainer of the Year – will be chosen by a panel of judges including England women’s national football team coach, Hope Powell, John Partridge, Gok Wan, TV producer Maureen Chadwick and Eddie Mair.
Catherine Bosworth, Stonewall Director of Fundraising, said: ‘The Stonewall Awards recognise those who are making an important contribution to equality in Britain today – inspiring lesbian, gay and bisexual people to lead fulfilling lives at home, at school and at work.’
Tickets for the 2011 Stonewall Awards ceremony are £150 + VAT. To book your ticket visit www.stonewall.org.uk/awards or contact Maria Anna Petrou on 020 7593 2294.