Golden Handbag Awards 2019 – Online voting opens May 21

Besi Besemar April 25, 2019

Brighton’s ‘Gay’ Oscars,  The Golden Handbag Awards, takes place in the spectacular surroundings of the Oxford Suite Ballroom at the five-star Hilton Brighton Metropole on Sunday, June 23 from 7.30pm.

THE awards will be hosted by Lola Lasagne and the full line-up of artists appearing will be revealed in June Gscene which goes online on Friday, May 24.

The Golden Handbag Awards gives everyone in LGBT+ Brighton and Hove, the opportunity to acknowledge all that is positive about the commercial scene and LGBT+ voluntary sector in the city.

Who’s your favourite top?Where’s your favourite bottom? – What’s your favourite bar and Which is your favourite voluntary sector organisation?

The winners of these much sort after awards will be announced in spectacular Hollywood fashion by an impressive list of showbiz personalities and local dignitaries.

Host for the evening Miss Lola Lasagne
Host for the evening Miss Lola Lasagne

Voting in the Golden Handbag Awards 2019 will go live at midnight on Tuesday, May 21 after the Golden Quiz at Charles Street Tap to find out who has the brainiest supporters in LGBT+ Brighton.

Voting this year will once again take place online at

To nominate someone you think should receive a special Community or Lifetime Achievement Award. Email your nominations to by Monday, May 27.

VIP tables at the Brighton Hilton Metropole seating 12, costing £240, are now available. To book a table emailing or call 01273 749 947.

Unreserved single tickets, costing £20 each, will go on-sale at Prowler, 112 St James’s Street, Brighton from Friday, May 31.

Headline sponsors of the glittering awards this year are Reveries Event Production and Design who are providing the set, stage, lighting design and production on the evening, E3 Events and PSAV®.

Once again this year Security and Event Solutions will provided security personnel for the evening and the tables in the ballroom will be dressed by Billie Lewis Promotions.