2017 BRITISH LGBT AWARDS WINNERS

SPECIAL AWARD
CAMPAIGNER

DEAN EASTMOND

In light of special circumstances, the British LGBT Awards has made the decision to recognise Dean Eastmond, outside of the normal award-giving period. Nominations for the British LGBT Awards 2018, which are currently open, have seen a number of entries across different categories for Dean, including ‘Journalist’, ‘Online Impact’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life’. However, given the nature of his illness, Dean may not be strong enough to attend the ceremony in May next year. Therefore, we’re honouring his work for the LGBT+ community with a special 2017 ‘Campaigner’ Award. You can read more about Dean and his work below or visit his site here.

Dean Eastmond is a campaigner and journalist. Aged 20, he co-founded HISKIND Magazine while undergoing intensive chemotherapy, having been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer just one year earlier. He has written for VICE, the Guardian, the Independent and many more.

Despite only being given a 20% chance of survival and receiving extensive chemotherapy, Eastmond has amplified his fight for LGBT+ rights over the last 12 months. As a writer, he has raised awareness of sexual assault, campaigned for equal fertility rights for gay men, highlighted the stigma faced by LGBT+ people with cancer, and is credited with bringing the LGBT+ community together, after they generously raised significant amounts of money towards living costs for his treatment in America.

Eastmond’s courage and positivity in the face of a devastating diagnosis has touched and inspired the thousands of people who read his work.

LGBT+ CELEBRITY RISING STAR

SHANNON BEVERIDGE

LGBT+ CORPORATE RISING STAR

CHRISTINA RILEY, BALFOUR BEATTY

REDROW BRAND OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN

NETFLIX

PWC LGBT+ NETWORK GROUP

ARCHWAY, NETWORK RAIL

GMB CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

KICK IT OUT

VODAFONE DIVERSITY CHAMPION

SAMANTHA JAYNE NELSON

DIVA BROADCASTER OR JOURNALIST

CLARE BALDING

CORPORATE STRAIGHT ALLY

DAVID BRYAN, CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

MEDIA MOMENT

RYLAN AND DAN CLARK-NEAL PRESENT THIS MORNING

REED SMITH LGBT+ INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

SUE BAINES, BARCLAYS

SIGNATURE LIVING DESTINATION

MIAMI, FLORIDA

BARCLAYS EMPLOYER OR COMPANY

PWC

ADIDAS LGBT+ CELEBRITY

LAUREN JAUREGUI

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LGBT+ LIFE

CHARDINE TAYLOR STONE

VIRGIN HOLIDAYS CELEBRITY STRAIGHT ALLY

HRH PRINCE WILLIAM

HUFFINGTON POST LOUD AND PROUD

CAITLYN JENNER

MTV MUSIC ARTIST

YEARS & YEARS

INDEPENDENT INFLUENCER

DUSTIN LANCE BLACK & TOM DALEY

NATWEST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RUSSELL T DAVIES