1st November


Make your nomination for the most deserving individual, campaign or company in each category.

3rd December

nominations close!

Get your nomination in before this date.

3rd December

Corporate nominations close!

Get your nomination in before this date.

15th February

Top 10 in each category announced!

Public voting begins on the top 10 in each category. Corporate winners are decided by a panel of judges.

15th April

Public voting closes!

Make sure you vote before this date.

3rd June (TBC)

Winners announced at the Awards Ceremony, venue TBA.

Award process

Nominations are open on all categories from 21st December 2020. The Top 10 list for each category will be compiled from the highest number of nominations for public categories and by the judges for corporate categories.

The Top 10s will be announced on 31st March 2021 by our media partners and will also be announced here online.

The consumer and celebrity Top 10s are then voted for by the public, whilst the corporate categories are decided by our panel of independent expert judges.

Consumer and celebrity award categories

LGBT+ Celebrity

This category recognises LGBT+ celebrities who have come out in the face of adversity or who support the LGBT+ community in a positive way.
Past winner: Olly Alexander


Music Artist

This category is for the LGBT+ community’s favourite music artists and looked for musicians who are either LGBT+, or who have proven to be strong advocates of the LGBT+ community.
Past winner: Pabllo Vittar


Charity or Community Initiative

This category is for a charity or community initiative that has changed or continues to change the lives of LGBT+ people.
Past winner: Bi Pride UK


LGBT+ Broadcaster or Journalist

This category recognises an LGBT+ individual delivering news or content. The top 10s will have an impact on the public’s view of the LGBT+ community.
Past winner: Adele Roberts


Celebrity Ally

This important award recognises and thanks those outside the LGBT+ community who support the challenges around equality and inclusion.
Past winner: Suranne Jones


LGBT+ Online Influencer

This category celebrates LGBT+ people that have used their online presence to speak out about LGBT+ issues or rights.
Past winner: Gigi Gorgeous


Media Moment

This award recognises an act of significance for the LGBT+ community which has taken place in the media, from factual events witnessed on the news or in print, to fictional events which have taken place on stage, film, TV or radio.
Past winner: Sex Education


Football Ally

This is a special award to address the urgent work that needs to be done to promote inclusivity for LGBT+ people in football.  In 2021, there is no openly gay player in England’s Premier League and the conversation about LGBT+ inclusion remains a taboo subject for the sport. This award, in association with the Justin Fashanu Foundation, shines a light on allies in the sport who are working to break down barriers to help us reach the moment when footballers can be their authentic selves on the playing field. 



Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life

This category celebrates influencers, activists, campaigners or trailblazers in the LGBT+ community who have made an impact either on a grassroots level or as part of a larger organisation. This award celebrates roles people in various roles: from Youtubers, to social media influencers, artists, founders of LGBT+ focused initiatives, writers, bloggers, charity workers or campaigners.

This category is judged on merit.
Past winner: Sophie Cook


Brand or Marketing Campaign

This category celebrates the brands that have successfully promoted to or are popular with the LGBT+ community.

This category is judged on merit.
Past winner: Renault – The French Exchange

Business award categories

Network Group or ERG

This award recognises both new and established network groups that can demonstrate that they are active, innovative and supportive of their LGBT+ staff, and can demonstrate success with implementing inclusion over the last 12 months. Judges have measured the value of the network group’s initiatives relative to their maturity and company size.
Past winners: Heathrow Pride (Heathrow)


Inclusive Employer or Company

This award recognises an employer or company that are truly engaged with their LGBT+ employees and customers, and have diversity embedded at their core, not just as part of their corporate ethos.
Past winner: Sky UK


LGBT+ Inspirational Leader

This award recognises an LGBT+ business leader who has used their influence to effect positive change for LGBT+ inclusion. The judges will have looked for evidence within the last 12months that the inspirational leader has been a role model and has had a wide influence on their workplace and beyond.
Past winner: David Levine (Formerly Disney)


LGBT+ Future Leader

This award recognises an LGBT+ individual who has taken responsibility to further the LGBT+ inclusion agenda within their workplace, either as part of an existing programme (of groups, events, communications, fundraising, etc), or by setting up a new programme.
Past winner: Nathan Jordan (Amazon Web Services)


Diversity Hero

This award recognises an LGBT+ individual who has pushed the boundaries when it comes to LGBT+ inclusion within their company and beyond. The winner will go over and above their day job and have LGBT+ inclusion and wider diversity initiatives at the core of everything they do.
Past winner: Bobbi Pickard (BP)


Corporate Ally

This award recognises allies that are committed to promoting equality and speaking out against LGBT+ discrimination. The individual should have used their position of privilege to support and actively participate as an ally in LGBT+ initiatives in their own company and the wider world.
Past winner: Susan Allen (Santander)


Exceptional Inclusion *new*

This award will be given to a person who works within the diversity, inclusion and/or HR sector. The winner of this award will go above and beyond to ensure the initiatives they implement or oversee create lasting change. Employees and colleagues should be feel that their work in this area is more than a tick-box exercise. Clear examples from within the last 12 months should be provided in the evidence.

  • Entries for the British LGBT Awards 2021 (the “Awards”) are open to those who are part of, work with, or support the LGBT+ community. Please see the Nomination Process page at for details on criteria.
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