Nominations open for Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton

Graham Robson October 23, 2023

Lead Pic: Danny Beard at last year’s Awards
Gaydio has announced the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with sponsor Hilton will take place on Friday, February 16, 2024 – with nominations now open.

The 2024 ceremony will be dedicated to recognising and celebrating the efforts made to better LGBTQ+ lives in the UK – with a focus on regional and grassroots efforts whilst giving thanks to the unsung heroes within the community.

This year, 13 categories will be open to nominees across the country, including: 

  • Grassroots Pride of the Year with Brsk
  • LGBTQ+ Young Business Person of the Year with DPD
  • LGBTQ+ Influencer of the Year with Boohoo
  • Pride Organisation of the Year with
  • Music Artist of the Year with Schuh
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Venue or Event of the Year
  • Charity of the Year
  • LGBTQ+ Enterprise Award
  • Pride Network of the Year
  • LGBTQ+ Club or Sports Team of the Year
  • Outstanding Entertainment Contribution
  • Lifetime Achievement with Circle Health Group

Nominations for 10 of these categories will close on Wednesday, November 15 – giving members of the public the opportunity to shine a light on the people, charities, events and organisations that are making a positive difference to the lives of the LGBTQ+ community across the UK. Nominees will then be whittled down to a shortlist and an eventual winner by a panel of independent community judges.

The inaugural ceremony, which launched in 2023, honoured LGBTQ+ charities, organisations and people across 10 categories. Awards were handed out at the glamorous ceremony, with performances from top 10 selling artist Raye, a set from DJ dance-legend Sigala, and a show stopping performance from Danny Beard, winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK (Season 4).

Amongst the 2023 Winners were Trans Pride Brighton for Grassroots Pride of the Year; a joint award for Major Pride of the Year that went to Manchester Pride, Birmingham Pride, Brighton & Hove Pride and Pride in London; and George House Trust for Charity of the Year.

Gaydio was also proud to present Music Artist of the Year to up-and-coming black, lesbian musician, Cat Burns and the Lifetime Achievement award to human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell.

Kriss Herbert, Network Content Director at Gaydio, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Gaydio Pride Awards with Hilton in 2024 – Gaydio is the UK’s LGBTQ+ Station and its important to us that we recognise the fantastic achievements of the people, events, organisations and charities who work so hard to support the LGBTQ+ community across the UK.

“We know supporting the LGBTQ+ community is paramount to Hilton’s mission which is why we are proud to welcome them back as our Headline Partner for the second year running.

“Nominations are now open to the public, to celebrate those who have made a difference, inspired change, and those who make a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ people – all year round!”

Similar to last year’s event, the glitzy ceremony at the Hilton in Manchester promises to host a hoard of famous faces as guests and performers on the night.

For more information, to nominate and to buy tickets for the event head to and keep an eye on Gaydio’s socials (@gaydio) for announcements and updates.