Bradford to celebrate LGBT heroes

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Bradford Council, in partnership with local LGBT groups, is organising a special event to acknowledge groups and residents who have given their time to improve life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The Bradford Pride Awards will cover four categories including LGBT Volunteer, Community Group, Community Champion, and Young Active Citizen.

An additional LGBT Scene Award will be given in recognition of the continued support provided by an individual, group or organisation to the LGBT scene within the Bradford District.

Winners will be decided by a panel made up of representatives from the LGBT community, Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police.

The Bradford Pride Awards have been organised as part of Bradford LGBT History Month, a 28-day programme of entertainment, education and discussion designed to recognise and value the local LGBT community.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 22 February at 6.30pm in the Banqueting Suite in Bradford’s City Hall.

The public are being asked for nominations which close on Friday, 10 February at 5pm.

Coun Abdul Jabar, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: “People have always volunteered and supported Bradford’s LGBT community, however this work has often gone unnoticed.

“The Bradford Pride Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate people who make a real difference to the LGBT community, often without any expectation of payment or reward.

“These individuals and groups play a significant role in improving the life of the LGBT residents.

“Without their efforts the Bradford district LGBT community wouldn’t be as vibrant and supportive as it is.”

Nominations can be emailed to: or posted to: Bradford Pride Awards, 3rd Floor, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN.

For further information and to download nomination forms visit or contact Anna Frater, Business Transformation Officer, Bradford Council, telephone 01274 43149.


Updates and information is available via the LGBT History Month in Bradford Twitter and Facebook accounts. 


Published: 20/01/2017
Audience: Teachers and head teachers
Contact: Anna Frater

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