Gaydio has announced the shortlist for the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton, a ceremony dedicated to recognising and celebrating the efforts made to better LGBTQ+ lives in the UK.

Those shortlisted for the 13award categories, will be honoured at a glitzy ceremony in February 2024 at Manchester’s Hilton hotel, where guests will enjoy an evening of celebration – joined by a hoard of famous faces attending as guests and performers.

The 2023 ceremony, hosted by Gaydio’s breakfast show presenters Paris & Dave, saw a performance from top 10 selling artist Raye, a DJ set from Sigala and a showstopping performance from Danny Beard, winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK (Season 4).

The Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton will focus on regional and grassroots efforts, giving thanks to the unsung heroes within the community – 10 of the 13 categories were opened to the public in October, giving people the chance to shine a light on the individuals, charities, events and organisations making a positive difference to the lives of the LGBTQ+ community across the UK.

The nominees have since been whittled down to an official shortlist, where an eventual winner will be picked out by Gaydio’s panel of five independent community judges.

The full shortlist for the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton, as revealed today, includes:

Grassroots Pride of the Year with Brsk

·  Arran Pride

·  Chippenham Pride

·  Trans Pride Hastings

LGBTQ+ Young Business Person of the Year with DPD

·  Anna Furnivall

·  Kimberly Malone Crossley

·  Emily Waldron

LGBTQ+ Influencer of the Year with Boohoo

·  Dee Whitnell

·  Eva Echo

·  Lucky Roy Singh

Pride Organisation of the Year with MSLHire.co.uk

·  Leicester Pride

·  Warwickshire Pride

·  Bristol Pride

Volunteer of the Year

·  Daniel Browne (Warwickshire Pride)

·  Phil Gale (The Sussex Beacon)

·  Alice-Louise Wallace (Crawley LGBT)

Venue or Event of the Year

·  The Future is Queer

·  Your Dad Sells Avon

·  Vanilla

Charity of the Year

·  Just Like Us

·  Stonewall Housing

·  Opening Doors

LGBTQ+ Enterprise Award with Nissan

·  West London Queer Project

·  Esther Ghey Peace in Mind

·  Somewhere: For Us

·  Lunch Positive

·  Pop n Olly

Pride Network of the Year 

·  Compass Network

·  Coop Respect Network

·  B&Q’s Pride @ B&Q Colleague Network

·  NSPCC PINCC

·  LGBT+ Network NHS Blood and Transplant

LGBTQ+ Club or Sports Team of the Year

·  Cardiff Lions

·  Keighley Cougars

·  The Transmanian Devils

 

Amongst the 2023 Winners were; Trans Pride Brighton for Grassroots Pride of the Year; a joint award for Major Pride of the Year that went to Manchester Pride, Birmingham Pride, Brighton + Hove Pride and Pride in London and George House Trust for Charity of the Year.

Kriss Herbert, Network Content Director at Gaydio said: “We are thrilled to unveil the official shortlist for the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton! Our 2024 shortlist spotlights outstanding individuals, charities, events and organisations that make a difference, inspire change, and continuously make a positive impact on the lives of the LGBTQ+ community all year round, across the UK. We can’t wait to celebrate our shortlisters and reveal our winners at the 2024 ceremony – congratulations to our chosen shortlist!”

The 2024 winners will be revealed at the Gaydio Pride Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on Friday 16th February, and shared on air shortly after.

For more information and to buy tickets for the event head to gaydioprideawards.co.uk and keep an eye on Gaydio’s socials (@gaydio) for announcements and updates.

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