Only days remain to get your nominations for the Homo Heroes Awards in before the LGBT charity's annual awards ceremony.
The Homo Heroes Awards, hosted by The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF), provides an opportunity to celebrate people, businesses and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the lesbian, gay and bisexual community.
There are seven categories in the awards including a new annual award in memory of Alan Turing, which was launched in partnership with Manchester City Council to coincide with the centenary of his birth on June 23.
The Alan Turing Memorial Award will recognise individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the fight against homophobia in Manchester.
The winner of the award will be invited to the Town Hall to be received by the Lord Mayor.
The Homo Heroes Awards are coming into their second year and previous winners have included Sir Ian McKellen, The Co-Operative’s Respect Network and Greater Manchester Police.
Sir Ian McKellen, who won LGBT Role Model of the Year in 2011, said: “I couldn’t have been more delighted, particularly as I admire the other winners so much.”
The awards celebrate those that have challenged homophobia and who share The LGF’s values of innovation, diversity, excellence, fairness, integrity and engagement.
The nomination period will end on July 31, when the top three nominees from each award category will be put forward for a public vote from August 6 until September 3.
All winners will be announced at the Homo Hero Awards ceremony on September 20 in Manchester.
Nominations can be made at www.lgf.org.uk/hero