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Stonewall announces hero and bigot nominees for 2012
Ben & Jerry’s founders and Jessie J among gay heroes
Bigots of the Year include Cardinal Keith O’Brien
Stonewall today announces nominees for its annual Hero and Bigot of the Year Awards. The charity’s 7th Stonewall Awards take place at the V&A on 1 November, and celebrate people who have made a positive impact on the lives of Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Seven of the awards are selected by an independent judging panel, but three – Hero, Community Group and Bigot of the Year – are voted on by Stonewall’s supporters.
This year’s five Hero nominees include The Voice judge Jessie J, nominated as a role model for bisexual people.
Ben & Jerry’s founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield earn a nomination for their company’s staunch support for gay equality. Former Manchester Pride Director Jackie Crozier is nominated for years of charitable work.
The five nominees for Bigot of the Year include Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who has led a vitriolic campaign against equality in Scotland. Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, is also nominated for his role in the repression of his country’s 2.1 million gay people.
Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive Laura Doughty said: ‘The Stonewall Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the often courageous individuals who have made a huge difference to millions of gay people at home, at school and at work. As ever, it’s humbling to see the selflessness with which so many people work for equality.’
Tickets for the Stonewall Awards cost £155 plus VAT and are available online from www.stonewall.org.uk/awards.
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