The four prominent bi nominees in the 2011 Homo Hero awards left empty-handed last night as each of the categories went to other candidates.
BiPhoria organiser and BCN editor Jen Yockney lost to the director of Manchester Pride for the title of Community Champion. Marcus Morgan from Bisexual Index was beaten by Sir Ian McKellen in the Role Model category. And BiCon co-organiser Natalya Dell didn’t quite pull in as many votes as the boss of OutdoorLads.
In the community organisations category, Bi Community News lost out to Albert Kennedy Trust.
A disappointing night to see the bi nominees fail to take any of the gongs, but a remarkable level of bi visibility nonetheless – can you think of any other awards (apart from the Cake Awards!) with that many bisexual nominees making the shortlist?
Our congratulations and commiserations to all our bisexual heroes. Next year!