The annual PinkNews Awards aims to recognise the incredible contributions of those who campaign for LGBTQ+ equality worldwide, whilst celebrating moments of unprecedented LGBTQ+ achievement. Each year, the community comes together to highlight the work of businesses, organisations and individuals across the globe. This year’s ceremony will take place on the 19th of October in Westminster.

Our Nominees

Business Equality

  • Channel 4
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Virgin Media O2

Business Role Model

  • Geffrye Parsons
  • Helen Randall
  • Melanie Woolfenden
  • Mike Hill
  • Tom Wilkins

Public Sector

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • North East Ambulance Service
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Proud Councils
  • Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Third Sector

  • Frontline
  • L&Q
  • Marie Curie
  • Survivors UK
  • Victim Support

Community Group

  • Just Like Us
  • Leeds Hunters RUFC
  • Rainbow Project
  • Switchboard
  • Trans Aid Cymru

Local Leader

  • Alex Feis-Bryce
  • Berkeley Wilde
  • Lianna Newman
  • Sab Samuel
  • Yvonne Owino-Wamari

Community Role Model

  • Gurchaten Sandhu
  • Liz Kippax
  • Ramses Oliva
  • Tate Smith
  • Vaughan King


Anick Soni

Writer, Presenter and Researcher

Annie Newman

Director, Healthcare at Porter Novelli

Char Bailey

Head of Wellbeing and Education at Birmingham Pride

Deon Pillay

Head Of Marketing Operations at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

Kamilla Kamaruddin

General Practitioner

Layla Moran

MP for Oxford West and Abingdon

Maria Munir

Gray’s Inn Baroness Hale Scholar

Nadia Whittome

Member of Parliament for Nottingham East

Pavlos Papaefstathiou

Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)