Manchester-based radio station Gaydio has announced the shortlist for its first ever Gaydio Pride Awards, and Greater Manchester has stormed the categories.
The awards, which will be hosted at the Hilton on Deansgate on 10 February, celebrate the extraordinary efforts that bring Pride to every corner of the UK, honouring the LGBTQ+ members and allies making an impact.
The categories include: Grassroots Pride of the Year, Major Pride of the Year, LGBTQ+ Champion of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, LBGTQ+ Venue or Event of the Year, LGBTQ+ Charity of the Year, Pride Network of the Year, LGBTQ+ Club or Sports Team of the Year, Music Artist of the Year, plus the Lifetime Achievement award and Greater Manchester has scooped up nine nominations.
The nominations are:
- Manchester Pride (Major Pride of the Year)
- Salford Pride & Prestwich Pride (Grassroots Pride of the Year)
- Manchester Village Spartans & Manchester-founded Outdoor Lads (LGBTQ+ Club or Sports team of the Year)
- Swagga, Manchester, Filthy Gorgeous at The Brewers, Manchester and The House of Bridget, Bury (Venue or Event of the Year)
- George Trust House (Charity)
Those shortlisted for the 10 categories in the brand-new award ceremony will be honoured next month at the Hilton hotel.
Guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment from top 10 selling artist Raye, a set from dance legend Sigala, as well as a performance from Danny Beard – winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK (Season 4) – all hosted by Gaydio’s breakfast show presenters, Paris and Dave.
Kriss Herbert, Network Content Manager for Gaydio: “Gaydio is Where Pride Lives and it feels only right that we celebrate the people, organisations and charities who work so hard to support the LGBTQ+ community all year round.
“We think this shortlist really showcases the huge impact people, charities and communities are making all over the UK, and we can’t wait to announce our winners at the first ever Gaydio Pride Awards with Hilton on 10th February.
Gaydio listeners and members of the public were asked to nominate the people, charities, and organisations they felt were making a real difference in their area, with the nominees then shortlisted by dedicated community panels, to ensure winners are chosen as fairly as possible, and represent the very best LGBTQ+ people and charities from all over the UK.
For the full list of categories and shortlisted nominees for 2023, follow the link below.