Pride Awards shortlist revealed

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THE LCR Pride Foundation has revealed the shortlist for its inaugural LCR Pride Awards, which will take place on Thursday 26 September at Hilton Liverpool City Centre.

The awards, in association with Merseyrail, will shine the spotlight on those working to make the Liverpool City Region the most LGBT+ friendly in the UK. They will celebrate the bravest, brightest and best of the region’s LGBT+ community and its allies, from grassroots campaigners and local performers, to businesses and organisations undertaking wider national work.

A panel of acclaimed judges, including Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, LCR Pride Foundation Patron, Flt Lt Caroline Paige and Marie Causer, faced the task of selecting the shortlist from a staggering 600+ entries to 12 categories including LGBT+ Young Person, Ally of the Year and Campaigner of the Year (full list below).

There will also be two special awards presented on the evening, the Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been selected from public nominations and the LCR Pride Foundation Award. The winner of the latter will also receive a special honour as part of the 2020 ‘March with Pride’, details of which will be announced at the award ceremony.

Andi Herring, Chair of the LCR Pride Foundation, said: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our first ever LCR Pride Awards. The region is filled with so many individuals and organisations that do incredible work to support the LGBT+ community in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.”

Tickets for the event are now on sale at www.lcrpride.co.uk/awards/ with individual tickets starting at £60+VAT.

 The shortlist

LGBT+ Young Person sponsored by Ripstone Games
Ben Saunders
Emily Williams
Ben Hodge

Ally of the Year sponsored by Love Lane Bar & Kitchen
John Boyd
DCC Julie Cooke
Eileen Lea      

Business Person of the Year sponsored by Morecrofts Solicitors
Cyril Bulvestre           
Dr Tony Lloyd
Paul Cocoran 

Campaigner of the Year
Davey Wallis
Sue Logie
Imogen Christie

Community Event of the Year sponsored by Riverside Housing
St Helens Pride
House of Suarez Vogue Ball
Liverpool TDOV

Employee of the Year
Stephen Lancaster-Frankland
Benjamin Dwerryhouse
Terry Johnson

Inclusive Sports Group of the Year sponsored by Jack All Productions
Dockside Runners
Mersey Marauders FC           
Liverpool Tritons RUFC

LGBT+ Community Group sponsored by Merseyrail
Comics Youth
GYRO / YPAS
Over The Rainbow St Helens

LGBT+ Friendly Business of the Year sponsored by Westminster Associates
Agent
National Museums Liverpool
MSB Solicitors

LGBT+ Friendly Venue sponsored by Hilton Liverpool City Centre
Kitty’s Showbar
The Lisbon
GBar  

Michael Causer Award for work to tackle Hate Crime sponsored by Micheal Causer Foundation
Al Russo
Aidan Bibby & Andrew Gun-Why
Sheena-Marie Williams

Performer / Personality of the Year
Lady Seanne
Ruthie Adamson
The Vivienne