AWARDS

Northern Pride in partnership with Gateshead College is delighted to announce the launch of the North East LGB&T Inclusion Awards 2015 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people can encounter barriers to inclusion and acceptance which can have a significant impact on many areas of their lives. These awards are designed to recognise and reward those people and organisations who go the extra mile in making a real and positive difference to LGB and trans communities in the North East. They also serve to showcase the excellent work being done across the region.

2015 Award Categories

 
LGB&T Inclusion Awards NOMINATION FORM

How the awards are judged?

Entries for the North East LGB&T Inclusion Awards will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Understanding and Innovation: Nominations demonstrate an innovative approach and a clear understanding of LGB and trans people’s needs.
  • Inclusiveness: Nominations display evidence of creating a safe, inclusive culture, environment, style or community.
  • Impact: Nominations provide clear evidence that the initiative/action is having tangible impact/effect.
  • Sustainability: Nominations provide evidence that they will leave a sustainable legacy which can be shared to benefit the wider LGB&T community.
 
Award Winners Evening

The Winners will be recognised at a special awards dinner on Friday 19th February 2016. The ceremony will take place at Gateshead College, Quarryfield Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3BE.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony where the winners in each category will be presented with a limited edition commemorative piece of art specifically designed to recognise their achievement.
 
The evening will also include a range of entertainment and a three course meal followed by coffee and chocolates. Places at the awards evening are available at £25.00 per person or £200 for a table of ten. Bookings can be made by email to awards@npride.org.uk
 


Award Categories

LGB&T Inspirational Workplace Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:
  • Employers who demonstrate very clear commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in their organisational culture, people policies, practises and service provision.

  • Organisations who have gone the extra mile to show that they both understand and are challenging the barriers which face lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women and trans people at work.

  • Individuals within organisations who work tirelessly as Champions for LGB and trans equality and who have delivered real and sustainable improvements for LGB and trans people in their workplace.


Building Stronger LGB&T Communities Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • Individuals and community groups who can demonstrate that their work has resulted in a significant and sustainable improvement in the lives of LGB and trans people in the North East.

  • Projects and initiatives which have championed integration and which have led to greater sense of community and inclusiveness for LGB and trans people.

  • Community projects or activities which make a demonstrable contribution to improving health, wellbeing, spirituality and self-esteem amongst the North East LGB&T population.



Transgender Communities Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • Employers and service providers who can demonstrate real and specific commitment to trans equality in their organisational culture, policies and service standards.

  • People who have gone the extra mile in improving awareness and understanding of the needs of trans people and the challenges they can encounter in all aspects of their lives.

  • Individuals who work tirelessly as Champions for trans inclusion and who have made a real difference to the lives of trans people in the North East. 



LGB&T Inclusive Arts and Media Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • North East media organisations who successfully create positive representations of LGB and trans people in their published work.

  • North East regional broadcast/media organisations who demonstrate excellence in the development of LGB&Trans inclusive reporting in regional radio, television, newspaper and other online media.

  • Individuals or organisations who go the extra mile to make the Arts inclusive of LGB and trans people.

  • Theatres and cinemas who are proactive in ensuring LGB&Trans inclusive programming.

  • Organisations which actively and successfully promote key LGB&Trans cultural awareness events such as LGBT History Month, IDAHO Day, World AIDS Day, International Day of Trans Remembrance.



Creating Safer Learning Spaces for LGB&T People Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • Education and learning organisations that go the extra mile to ensure their learning environments are free from homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

  • Organisations which proactively raise awareness of diverse communities and particularly the challenges facing LGB&Trans people in society.

  • Individuals within a learning capacity who actively champion a culture of inclusiveness in education and learning and who most effectively and ingeniously address bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation and gender identity.



The Steve Paske Award for LGB&T Inclusive Health and Social Care 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • Organisations which show ingenuity, initiative and commitment in challenging health inequalities and which lead to substantially improved health and social care outcomes for LGB and trans people.

  • Healthcare providers and advisors who go the extra mile in providing services which are safe, supportive and culturally appropriate for LGB and trans people.

  • Individuals within organisations who strive to ensure that LGB and trans service users receive the same level of dignity and care as everyone else and who demonstrate high levels of confidence and sensitivity in responding to the needs of LGB and trans people. 



LGB&T Outreach, Community Safety and Inclusive Living Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • Individuals and organisations who champion successful community partnership working; demonstrating creativity and ingenuity in forming positive and productive relationships with the harder to reach elements of the LGB and trans population.

  • Initiatives and community projects which deliver specific and measurable outcomes in improving LGB&T neighbourhood housing community and relationship safety and which result in a significant reduction in homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. 

 

North East Ally of the Year Award 
Sponsored by Company Name


Potential nominees for this award could be:

  • An individual or group of individuals who demonstrate unswerving and unquestionable support for LGB and trans people in the North East.

  • Those with a positive reputation for actively challenging discriminatory behaviour and attitudes because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • People who live and breathe a spirit of LGB&Trans inclusion in everything they do.



 




 

 

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