Fingers crossed for our bi heroes!
Tonight, the Lesbian and Gay Foundation hosts their ’Homo Heroes‘ awards ceremony in Manchester, to recognise and celebrate the heroes of the bisexual, lesbian and gay communities. There are bi-related nominations in four out of the seven categories: most appropriate given that the awards night is happening to day before Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23rd.
Natalya Dell has been shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year for her fantastic work organising BiCon 2011 and many previous bi events, as well as her major role in UK bi activism.
Marcus Morgan has been shortlisted for Role Model. Marcus set up bi visibility group Bisexual Index and recently spoke for bi people on TV’s Vanessa show, as well as organising bi events and speaking for bi community for many years.
Jen Yockney has been shortlisted for Community Champion for her work running bisexual magazine, Bi Community News, organising the UK’s longest-running bi social & support group BiPhoria, and much more.
Bi Community News magazine itself has been shortlisted in the Community Organisation category.
The voting’s all over: our best wishes to all the bi nominees tonight! Win or lose, you’ve all done so much for bi support and visibility over the past twenty or so years.