Lucky Roy Singh is awarded the Attitude Pride Award 2019 having triumphed over tragedy and challenged stigma in the face of adversity.
July 5 saw the fourth annual Attitude Pride Awards presented at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel – London. Just ten awards celebrated the everyday – and sometimes unsung – heroes of the LGBTQ community: those who have worked tirelessly in the third sector, Said Attitude Managing Director, Darren Styles OBE: “Ours is a rainbow community, and this is a set of Attitude Pride Awards that reflects that in every conceivable sense.
The ten Attitude Pride Awards winners for 2019:
Lucky Roy Singh
Lucky Roy Singh was forced to live as a woman in order to marry the love of his life but is now taking a stand against forced marriages and honour-based abuse.
Harry Brewis raised more than $330,000 (£258,000) for British transgender youth charity Mermaids – by playing Donkey Kong…
When journalist and Lyra McKee was tragically shot and killed in Derry earlier this year, her partner, Sara Canning, vowed to fight for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.
Kenneth Macharia and Bristol Bisons RFC
LGBTQ rugby club Bristol Bisons have been fighting to save their teammate Kenneth Macharia from being deported by the UK Home Office to Kenya, where homosexuality is illegal.
Charlie Craggs is helping members of the public get their nails done in exchange for sitting down and speaking with one of her fellow transgender beauty technicians.
The assistant head of Parkfield Community School in Birmingham started the ‘No Outsiders’ lesson programme which has sparked homophobic protests from parents and a national conversation about LGBTQ-inclusive education.
Michael Gunning is the professional swimmer representing Jamaica – where homosexuality is illegal – while challenging the lack of LGBTQ representation in elite sport.
Di Cunningham and Joe White, Three Lions Pride
The LGBTQ football fan group tackling homophobia in the sport and on the stands, who defied Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law to fly England rainbow flags during the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The actor is using his voice to speak up and raise awareness for male survivors of sexual violence after he was raped.
The hotelier was at the forefront of the battle to quash India’s anti-LGBTQ legislation.