AUS­TRALIA’S LGBTI AWARDS RE­TURNS TO SYD­NEY IN 2019 Aus­tralian LGBTI Awards 2019 Open for Nom­i­na­tions

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Aus­tralia's largest cel­e­bra­tion of the LGBTI com­mu­nity and its al­lies, The Aus­tralian LGBTI Awards, an­nounces to­day that nom­i­na­tions for the 2019 awards are of­fi­cially open. Mark­ing its third year, the hugely suc­cess­ful event re­turns to cel­e­brate the role mod­els and in­di­vid­u­als re­spon­si­ble for an­other fan­tas­tic year of LGBTI com­mu­nity work and rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

To nom­i­nate some­one for the 2019 awards, head to www.aus­tralianl­gb­ti­awards.com.au. Win­ners will be an­nounced at a gala din­ner on Fri­day 1 March 2019, at The Star, Syd­ney as a part of the Syd­ney Gay and Les­bian Mardi Gras Fes­ti­val.

The 2018 LGBTI Awards saw a star-stud­ded list of com­mu­nity lead­ers, celebri­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions com­ing out for the cel­e­bra­tions, in­clud­ing the likes of Lea DeLaria, Yael Stone, Danielle Brooks, Lucy Law­less, Magda Szuban­ski, Joel Creasey, Ol­lie Hen­der­son, and Jor­dan Raskopou­los.

Aus­tralian LGBTI Awards Di­rec­tor, Silke Bader said, “The past few years have proven to all Aus­tralians that love will al­ways win. We come to­gether again to ex­tend our love and grat­i­tude to the LGBTI mem­bers and al­lies re­spon­si­ble for the in­cred­i­ble work done to spread love, fight for equal­ity, and to rep­re­sent the di­ver­sity of this great com­mu­nity on-screen and off.”

“Ev­ery­one is wel­come to nom­i­nate any in­di­vid­ual they think has made an im­por­tant im­pact to the LGBTI com­mu­nity. As we con­tinue to fight for equal­ity, it is so im­por­tant that we take a break to cel­e­brate the fig­ures who have done so much good work for this com­mu­nity,” said Bader.

There are two main groups to the awards – the Pub­lic Award Cat­e­gory and the Cor­po­rate Award Cat­e­gory. The Pub­lic Award Cat­e­gories in­clude Hero of the Year, Celebrity of the Year, Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year and Politi­cian of the Year. These cat­e­gories are en­tirely de­cided by the pub­lic. Pop­u­lar nom­i­nees then go onto the short­list, which is then again open to pub­lic vote.

The Cor­po­rate Award Cat­e­gory looks at the CEOs and Di­ver­sity Cham­pi­ons in the busi­ness sec­tor. The pub­lic nom­i­nates in this cat­e­gory, with the win­ners then de­cided upon by our es­teemed panel of judges, in­clud­ing Paul Zahra, An­ton Enus and Sally Auld.

The more com­mu­nity votes re­ceived, the bet­ter the awards will re­flect the com­mu­nity. The Aus­tralian LGBTI Awards of­fers the chance to say thank you to es­teemed in­di­vid­u­als and to cel­e­brate the di­verse Aus­tralian com­mu­nity.

The Aus­tralian LGBTI Awards is brought to Aus­tralia by OutNews Global and L Me­dia. OutNews

Global suc­cess­fully run the British LGBT Awards, which is con­sis­tently the largest LGBTI event in the UK. They are thrilled to bring the event to Aus­tralia for an­other year, with the gra­cious as­sis­tance of L Me­dia.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Aus­tralian LGBTI Awards, head to www.aus­tralianl­gb­ti­awards.com.au

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