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Welcome to the PinkNews Awards 2020!

The PinkNews Awards will honour our 2020 heroes, and celebrate moments of unprecedented LGBT+ achievements, as well as PinkNews’ 15th birthday. Join your favourite celebrities, politicians, activists and influencers in celebration of the LGBT+ community.

The winners will be published on the website and on social media between 2nd — 4th December.

Be sure to check out our charity fundraiser in aid of

Black LGBTQIA+ Therapy Fund, Kaleidoscope Trust and Mermaids.

The PinkNews Awards is in association with

Award nominees

NEW: Young Adult Book of the Year

  • Clap When You Land
  • 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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Broadcast/ Documentary

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sex Education, Netflix
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Politician of the Year

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

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

  • 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
  • Annie Newman
  • Brishan Turner
  • Jessica Blackler
  • Matt Brown
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Business Equality

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

  • 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
  • LGBT Foundation
  • Mermaids
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Third Sector Equality

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

We’ve partnered with Uber Eats to introduce a brand new award to this year’s PinkNews Awards!

Do you have an LGBT+ friend who’s an inspiration to you? Someone who goes above and beyond in everything they do? Why not nominate them for the Uber Eats LGBT+ Friend of the Year Award for a chance to win one of our top prizes. Every entry also gets a £10 Uber Eats voucher.

Read more about the award here and nominate your LGBT+ friend now!

Please make sure to ask your friend before nominating them. Terms and conditions apply.


Alexander Leon


Writer and campaigner

Char Bailey


Professional coach

Ruby Rare


Author and sex educator

Stephan Kyriacou


Production and Editorial Assistant, PinkNews

Geff Parsons


Managing Director, Macquarie

Amy Ashenden


Head of Comms and Media, Just Like Us

Daisy Reeves


Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

PinkNews Awards is raising vital funds for

With special thanks to our partners

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