Nominations are now closed. A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, see below for the list of finalists.

Winners will be announced by community representatives via our social media channels, @HartGables, during our virtual awards event on the 26th March 2021, 6:15 pm – 8 pm.


Finalists for the 2021 LGBT Alliance Awards

‘Continuous commitment to tackling hate crime’

This award is presented to an individual or organisation who has shown a continuous commitment to tackling hate crime through events, training and service delivery.

  • Cleveland Police Community Safety Department
  • Safe in Tees Valley – Restorative Cleveland & VCAS
  • Liam Twizell

‘Creating LGBT inclusion and accessibility in the workplace’

This award is presented to an individual or organisation who has, through their personal example, innovation or policy, contributed to greater diversity and equality in sexual orientation and gender identity within their workplace.

  • Foundation Domestic Abuse Services
  • North Star
  • KP Snacks

‘Providing a safer learning environment for LGBT students and staff’

This award is presented to an individual or organisation within the education sector who has been proactive in creating a safer learning environment for LGBT+ communities. 

  • Teesside University
  • Middlesbrough College
  • University of Sunderland
  • Northern School of Art

‘Positive impact on LGBT health’

This award is presented to an individual or organisation who has worked diligently to promote health and wellbeing within LGBT+ communities, with a focus on mental health, physical health and/or, sexual health.

  • Alison Gobie
  • Anthony Young
  • Coral Danby

‘Positive impact on underrepresented people within LGBT communities’

This award is presented to an individual or organisation who has worked tirelessly to ensure marginalised groups of LGBT+ communities are not excluded from society. For example, those underrepresented groups could include; people seeking asylum or people living with a disability.

  • Adam Waite and Nasreen Anwar
  • Hartlepool United Supporters Trust
  • ARC Stockton
  • Justice First

‘Local authority commitment to LGBT communities’

This award celebrates the best example of a local authority who has shown dedication to LGBT+ communities in their borough through partnership work, LGBT+ inclusion within their workforce and a meticulous commitment to tackling key issues LGBT+ communities’ face.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council (Youth Support Service)
  • Stockton-on-Tees Local Authority
  • Stronger Communities Middlesbrough (SCM)

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