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The annual PinkNews Awards aims to recognise the incredible contributions of those who campaign for LGBT+ equality in their communities, whilst celebrating moments of unprecedented LGBT+ achievement. Each year, the community comes together to highlight the work of businesses, organisations and individuals.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2021 PinkNews Awards! This year’s awards ceremony will take place in November.

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2020 nominees and winners

Young Adult Book of the Year

  • Clap When You Land
  • WINNER: I Wish You All The Best
  • Middle School's a Drag, You Better Werk!
  • Wonderland
  • You Should See Me in a Crown

Amazon and Just Like Us

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Frontline Hero

  • WINNER: Dr Rachel Levine
  • WINNER: Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin

Broadcast/ Documentary

  • WINNER: Disclosure, Netflix
  • Our Baby, A Modern Miracle, Channel 4
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Two Twos
  • Food 4 Thot
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Influencer of the Year

  • Matt & Omar
  • Monty & Sebb
  • Makeuupbyjack
  • WINNER: Florence Given
  • Team2Moms
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  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK, BBC
  • Dancing on Ice, ITV
  • Hollyoaks, Channel 4
  • The Politician, Netflix
  • Schitt's Creek, CBC
  • WINNER: Sex Education, Netflix
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Politician of the Year

  • Mhairi Black
  • WINNER: Nadia Whittome
  • Crispin Blunt
  • WINNER: Layla Moran
  • Michael Cashman
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Advertising Campaign

  • Starbucks
  • Durex
  • HSBC
  • WINNER: Global Pride Crossing
  • Deliveroo
  • Calvin Klein
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Film of the Year

  • WINNER: Dating Amber
  • Stage Mother
  • The Half of It
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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Role Model

  • Al Skilton
  • WINNER: Annie Newman
  • Brishan Turner
  • Jessica Blackler
  • Matt Brown
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Business Equality

  • WINNER: Boston Consulting Group
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Simmons & Simmons
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Public Sector Equality

  • WINNER: De Montfort University
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
  • The University of Manchester
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Community Group

  • akt
  • Bi Pride UK
  • Courageous Leaders
  • WINNER: LGBT Foundation
  • Mermaids
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Third Sector Equality

  • Marie Curie
  • St Mungo's
  • WINNER: Victim Support
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Young Vic
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Uber Eats LGBT+ Friend of the Year

  • Samantha Howard
  • Meg McGrady
  • Ciaran Frame

Uber Eats

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