NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE GAYDIO PRIDE AWARDS 2024 WITH HILTON
After the success of the inaugural ceremony in 2023, the Gaydio Pride Awards with Hilton returns next year.
Gaydio have announced that The Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton will take place on Friday 16th February – with nominations open from today (Monday 23rd October 2023).
The 2024 ceremony will be dedicated to recognising and celebrating the efforts made to better LGBTQ+ lives in the UK – with a focus on regional and grassroots efforts whilst giving thanks to the unsung heroes within the community.
This year, 13 categories will be open to nominees across the country, including –
Grassroots Pride of the Year with Brsk
LGBTQ+ Young Business Person of the Year with DPD
LGBTQ+ Influencer of the Year with Boohoo
Pride Organisation of the Year with MSLHire.co.uk
Music Artist of the Year with Schuh
Volunteer of the Year
Venue or Event of the Year
Charity of the Year
LGBTQ+ Enterprise Award
Pride Network of the Year
LGBTQ+ Club or Sports Team of the Year
Outstanding Entertainment Contribution
Lifetime Achievement with Circle Health Group
Nominations for 10 of these categories opened today and will close on Wednesday 15th November – giving members of the public the opportunity to shine a light on the people, charities, events and organisations that are making a positive difference to the lives of the LGBTQ+ community across the UK. Nominees will then be whittled down to a shortlist and an eventual winner by a panel of independent community judges.
The inaugural ceremony, which launched in 2023, honoured LGBTQ+ charities, organisations and people across 10 categories. Awards were handed out at the glamorous ceremony, with performances from top 10 selling artist Raye, a set from DJ dance-legend Sigala, and a show stopping performance from Danny Beard, winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK (Season 4).
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.
Gaydio was also proud to present Music Artist of the Year to up-and-coming black, lesbian musician, Cat Burns and the Lifetime Achievement award to human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell.
Kriss Herbert, Network Content Director at Gaydio said: “We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Gaydio Pride Awards with Hilton in 2024 – Gaydio is the UK’s LGBTQ+ Station and its important to us that we recognise the fantastic achievements of the people, events, organisations and charities who work so hard to support the LGBTQ+ community across the UK.
“We know supporting the LGBTQIA+ community is paramount to Hilton’s mission which is why we are proud to welcome them back as our Headline Partner for the second year running.”
“Nominations are now open to the public, to celebrate those who have made a difference, inspired change, and those who make a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ people – all year round!”
Similar to last year’s event, the glitzy ceremony at the Hilton in Manchester promises to host a hoard of famous faces as guests and performers on the night.
For more information, to nominate 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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Website: www.gaydio.co.uk/ / www.gaydioprideawards.co.uk
Notes to editor
Gaydio is the UK’s LGBTQ+ Station, home of Gaydio Breakfast with Paris and Dave aspiring to be the place that the UK’s LGBTQ+ community feels at home, proudly reflecting the lives of our audience as they wake up, commute, work and socialise.
Broadcasting on 88.4FM in Manchester, 97.8FM in Brighton and on DAB across Greater London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Sheffield, Brighton & Portsmouth. Listeners can also tune in via the Gaydio website and mobile app or through a smart speaker, just say “play Gaydio”.
The station was first aired in Manchester in 2006, evolving to a national brand with the acquisition of the London-focussed GaydarRadio in January 2013. Alongside its head office in Manchester, Gaydio continues to grow operations in the South following the 2018 launch of a sister FM service complimenting existing DAB coverage in Brighton.
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