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Queer​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year​ ​Awards announced

Queer​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year​ ​Awards announced

Queer​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year​ ​Awards 2017/18

An antidote to the corporate focus of national LGBT awards, the Queer of the Year Awards focusses on the grass roots activism, community engagement, campaigners and creatives in and championing the LGBTQI communities specific to Greater Manchester, and the immediate surrounding areas.

Organisers are looking for the people who truly inspire you, even in small ways. We are looking for people who make a real difference to the lives of LGBTQI people and their families in and around Manchester. It might be someone you know, it might be someone you’ve seen online, or discovered on tv, or through parties or campaigning.

Gay Agenda Media and their QotY partners will be revealing more information about the big event (which is scheduled to take place in Spring 2018) in the next few weeks. But until nominations open, take a look at the categories below and have a think about who you may wish to reward with a Queer Of The Year Award. And remember, we are celebrating those who have enriched Queer lives in Manchester by visiting, living or working in the area.


Charity​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year

The charity that you feel has most helped the LGBTQI community in the last 12 months.

Activism​ ​/​ ​Campaigner​ ​Award

An individual activist or campaigner who has lead the charge on important LGBTQI issues.

Community​ ​/​ ​Support​ ​Group​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year

A group of individuals who come together to help LGBTQI people; who provide emotional support, and care of any kind to those who need it.

Creative​ ​Artist​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year

An individual or group whose creative output (of any kind; poetry, dance, theatre, band/musician etc) has most affected you, told your story, or inspired you in some way.

Event​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year

Club Night, One-off event, Talk, Presentation, Festival etc aimed at / produced by LGBTQI people.


An individual who through their work, volunteering, creative output, activist activity or public engagement has been this last year’s ‘voice’ for the North West’s LGBTQI people.

The​ ​Si​ ​Hands​ ​Community​ ​Engagement​ ​Award

Named after Si Hands who passed away summer 2017, who was a champion of breaking down barriers between groups. This award is for a group or individual who has in particular broken down barriers, challenged established norms, brought people together and improved the lives of LGBTQI people.


An individual who has selflessly dedicated their time, and gone above and beyond in helping local LGBTQI causes.

Queer​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Year

An individual who has been tirelessly working for and on behalf of the North-West’s LGBTQI community, behind the scenes, and without the recognition they deserve. This person could also be someone previously nominated in a different category.

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