The Equality Network, Scotland’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights charity, launches new Scottish LGBTI Awards.
THE awards will be held at Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on Thursday September 10 and will recognise and celebrate those who have made a positive contribution to LGBTI equality and human rights in Scotland over the past year in what has been a milestone for LGBTI rights in Scotland.
There will mark twelve award categories, with recognition for leading politicians, journalists, public services, businesses, staff networks, community groups, and individuals who have been outstanding supporters of LGBTI equality.
Nominations for the awards are now open and will close on July 2, with the shortlist announced on July 16 and public voting beginning on the same date.
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The Equality Network anticipate several thousand nominations for the awards, in what they say has been “a year of historic progress and inspiring work for LGBTI equality in Scotland”.
Progress has included the first same-sex marriages, the launch of the Scottish LGBTI Sports Charter, the first Commonwealth Games LGBTI Pride House, and most recently the news that Scotland is now rated the best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality.
Scott Cuthbertson, Development Coordinator for the Equality Network, said: “This has been a year of historic progress and inspiring work for LGBTI equality in Scotland, and the first Scottish LGBTI Awards are a chance to recognise those that have made important contributions to that work, from volunteers and community groups, to politicians, journalists, businesses and our public services. Despite the advances made, we know that there are still big challenges ahead to ensure full legal and social equality for LGBTI people in Scotland, and we hope that as well as celebrating the work that has been done so far these awards will also inspire others to work for progress in the future.”
The Awards will be sponsored by UNISON Scotland, Scotland’s biggest public sector union, and the Humanist Society Scotland, who supported the Equality Network’s Equal Marriage campaign.
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