Australian LGBTI Awards announce 2018 shortlist

Australian LGBTI Awards Hero NomineesAfter a hugely successful event in 2017, Australia’s biggest awards dedicated to celebrating the LGBTI community and their allies, the Australian LGBTI Awards have announced their 2018 shortlist.

Over 6,000 people were nominated across 16 categories, including Celebrity of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year, Ally, Brand and Marketing Campaign, Community Initiative/Charity and Inspirational Role Model. Winners will be announced at a special red carpet gala dinner on Friday 2 March 2018 at The Star, Sydney.

“2017 has been a rough year for the LGBTI community, we’ve had the legitimacy of our relationships debated in the public domain for months, advertisements and posters spreading hate and lies and the entire nation voting on our rights to marry, so the Australian LGBTI Awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate one another, our achievements and supporters,” said Australian LGBTI Awards Director, Silke Bader.

The Australian LGBTI Awards is a chance to say thank you to esteemed individuals and to celebrate the diverse community that we have in Australia. The more members of the LGBTI community that vote, the better the awards will reflect the community – voting closes 31 December 2017.

For more information about the Australian LGBTI Awards and to vote, visit: www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au for details.

Image: Shortlisted Hero Nominees – (top) Alastair Lawrie, Anna Brown, Bridget Clinch, Georgie Stone, Jamie Gardiner and Jason Ball; (bottom) Kerryn Phelps, Taz Clay, Sally Rugg, Sean Linkson and Shirleene Robinson (supplied)


Nominees on the Australian LGBTI Awards 2018 shortlist are:

PUBLIC VOTING:

ALLY
  • Bindi Irwin
  • Christine Anu
  • David Campbell
  • Frances Abbott
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Kyle Sandilands
  • Laurelle Mellet
  • Ricki-Lee Coulter
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Sue Hickey
BRAND
  • American Airlines
  • Amazon
  • Bloomberg
  • Foxtel
  • Facebook
  • Levi’s
  • Qantas
  • Mastercard
  • Netflix
  • SBS
COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
  • AFL’s Pride Game
  • ACT AIDS ACTION COUNCIL
  • Headspace
  • Open Door
  • Pinnacle
  • Rainbow Family
  • RU OK
  • Safe Schools
  • Stand Up Events
  • Transcent
DESTINATION
  • Britain
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • NYC
  • St Kilda
  • Queenstown
  • Thailand
  • Vienna
FILM, TV & WEBSERIES
  • A Place To Call Home
  • Herstory with Courtney Act
  • Deep Water
  • Grace and Frankie
  • The Horizon Web Series
  • Janet King
  • Orange is the new Black
  • Starting from Now
  • When We Rise
  • Wentworth
HERO
  • Alastair Lawrie
  • Anna Brown
  • Bridget Clinch
  • Georgie Stone
  • Jamie Gardiner
  • Jason Ball
  • Kerryn Phelps
  • Sally Rugg
  • Sean Linkson
  • Shirleene Robinson
  • Taz Clay
INTERNATIONAL ICON
  • Anthony Bowens
  • Alan Cumming
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • Conchita Wurst
  • Daniel Newman
  • Heather Peace
  • Lucy Lawless
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Ricky Martin
  • Tegan and Sarah
LGBTI CELEBRITY
  • Carlotta
  • Hannah Gadsby
  • Harry Cook
  • Jordon Raskopoulos
  • Josh Thomas
  • Magda Szubanski
  • Mark Trevorrow
  • Pam Ann
  • Ruby Rose
  • Richard Reid
MARKETING CAMPAIGN
  • Airbnb
  • Audible
  • Converse
  • MTV
  • General Pants
  • Lush
  • Medibank Private
  • Qantas
  • Southern Cross Austereo
  • YMCA
MUSIC ARTIST
  • Beccy Cole
  • Ben Hazelwood
  • Brandan Maclean
  • Courtney Act
  • Greg Gould
  • Jonathan Welch
  • Kathleen McGuire
  • Luke Antony
  • Monique Brumby
  • The Veronicas
  • Troye Sivan
ORGANISATION
  • Accor Hotels
  • Brown-Forman
  • Dowson Turco
  • Holden Australia
  • Key Assets
  • Life without Barriers
  • Lqd Skin Care
  • Oaks hotels and resorts
  • Rainbow Fertility
  • Sparkke
POLITICIAN
  • Alex Greenwich
  • Chansey Paech
  • Christine Forster
  • Dean Smith
  • Janet Rice
  • Jenny Loeng
  • Louise Pratt
  • Penny Wong
  • Tanya Plibersek
  • Tim Wilson
PRESENTER
  • Andrew Guy
  • Anton Enus
  • Benjamin Law
  • Fran Kelly
  • Jason Shipston
  • Joel Carnegie
  • Joel Creasey
  • Jonathan Moran
  • Julie McCrossin
  • Patrick Abboud
SPORTS PERSONALITY
  • Alex Blackwell
  • Casey Dellacque
  • Erin Philips
  • Hayley Bateup
  • Jason Ball
  • Ji Wallace
  • Mianne Bagger
  • Matthew MItcham
  • Michelle Heyman
  • Simon Dunn

PANEL OF JUDGES:

DIVERSITY CHAMPION
  • Andrew Parker – Qantas
  • Gemma Saunders – Medibank
  • Georgie Harman – Beyond Blue
  • Jason Whitty – CBA
  • Louise Daley – ACCOR
  • Mark Henry – Maddocks
  • Paul Zahra – PwC
  • Peter Wilson – Green Hill
  • Ross Wetherbee – CBA
  • Steve Jacques – Key Assets
INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODEL
  • Alan Joyce – Qantas
  • Frank Costigan – YOUI
  • Geoff Selig – IVE
  • Jennifer Westacott – Business Council of Australia
  • John Caldwell – RWR
  • Michael Ebeid – SBS
  • Moya Dodd – Gilbert and Tobin
  • Nick Di’Lodovico – REA
  • Sally Auld – JP Morgan
  • Tom Snow & Brooke Horne- Equality Campaign
LGBTI EMPLOYEE NETWORK
  • Accenture – PrideAtAcenture
  • Ashurst – Spectrum
  • A.T. Kearney’s- GALA Network
  • Australian Taxation Office – Workplace Diversity
  • Australia Post – Post Pride
  • Department of Agriculture and Water – LGBTI Pride Network
  • Maddocks – Maddocks Pride
  • Medibank – Passion and Pride Network
  • Queensland Police – Queensland Police Service LGBTI Support Network
  • Westpac – Global

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • to be announced

 

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