04 Dec 2020

That's a wrap for the PinkNews Awards!

Hi everyone,

We are so pleased to have brought this year’s PinkNews Awards ceremony to everyone’s screen. Check out the fabulous winners and presenters on our website.

For a round-up of our coverage, have a look at the headlines below:

Top stories from the PinkNews Awards

Sadiq Khan opens the PinkNews Awards 2020 with heartfelt vow of solidarity to the LGBT+ community Trailblazing trans health official Dr Rachel Levine calls for greater acceptance and unity to help defeat coronavirus
Labour leader Keir Starmer doubles down on support for trans people’s right to self-identify at the PinkNews Awards 2020 Theresa May urges ‘respect’ for trans lives: ‘Just because an issue is controversial, that doesn’t mean we can avoid it’

MyPinkNews Conversations

Don’t forget we have our upcoming webinar in the MyPinkNews Conversations series: Meet the Winners of the 2020 PinkNews Awards. Sign up here to have a chat with senior figures at LGBT Foundation, Victim Support, De Montfort University and BCG about all the work they do for the LGBT+ community, and how they have pressed on in this difficult year.

Our Chief Executive, Benjamin Cohen, will be moderating a chat between:

Register here


Bringing some festive cheer...

And now, on to the goodies! In the lead-up to the holidays, we want to offer you a special 20% off code for our PinkNews.Shop — in plenty of time to get your stocking fillers and ugly jumpers ready.


Use MYPINKNEWSXMAS20 to get 20% off all products in the PinkNews.Shop until midnight on 31st Dec


As the PinkNews Awards near their end, there’s still one more category that’s waiting for your vote! Cast your vote for our inaugural Young Adult Book Award of the Year, sponsored by Amazon.

The judges have spoken

To wrap up our PinkNews Awards content, we had one last chat with one of our judges — our team spoke to the wonderful Daisy Reeves, Partner at BCLP, about what the awards mean to her:


1.Why is it important PinkNews is delivering this as a digital event? 

In these unprecedented times of COVID, it is now more important than ever to continue to elevate and celebrate minority communities, particularly those minorities for which lockdown can often have had an additional negative impact. The LGBTQ* community is one such community, members of which have been sometimes been forced to hide their true identities at home. By celebrating LGBTQ* individuals, The PinkNews Awards very visibly brings to the fore the LGBTQ* community and reinforces that, notwithstanding lockdown, the LGBTQ* population and its inclusion is still very much present, its members are not alone but, instead, continue to be raised up.

2. Who were your favourite nominees this year?

One particular nominee really stood out to me in the Role Model Award – Jessica Blackler and her gender-free make-up brand, ‘Jecca Blac’. From the nomination form I reviewed, it truly seems that Jessica’s work has been formed, to my mind, out of a spirit of true altruism towards the Trans community. From the beginnings of Jessica visiting Trans women in prison and helping with their gender expression through the medium of make-up, Jessica has built a brand and product that now helps numerous Trans women be their authentic and true selves. The testimonials for Jessica were very touching and it was an honour to be party to that outpouring of affection for Jessica as a judge at the PinkNews Awards.


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Speak soon,