Homo Heroes 2013: Community Champion of the Year

Publish Date: 07/08/2013

The The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s annual Homo Heroes Awards, now in its third year, gives people the chance to recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, in the past year. These are the finalists for the LGB&T Venue of the Year Award....


Simon James Clark 

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Simon has set up an LGB&T help and support group in Bury, aiming to provide a space for local people to meet others and seek advice and support. Simon set up the group following a positive HIV diagnosis and a personal fight with depression. Simon recognises the importance of ensuring that a safe LGB&T space exists and also supports other groups and organisations and recently designed the Oldham Pride website.

Anthony D Cooper 

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Tony has taken a lead with many community initiatives, challenging decisions and ensuring that the community has a voice on many platforms. He leads the way and gets involved at the same time, to instigate positive change for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Tony has recently been the driving force behind the Trans Memorial Garden in Manchester, ensure it happened in time for Sparkle 2013 by bringing people together and encouraging many volunteer hours, as well as his own.

Rev. Hayley Matthews 

Rev. Hayley Matthews

Hayley is an out gay woman working in the Church of England. Every day she is challenging stereotypes, fighting prejudice and empowering others to do the same. Focussed on the positive impact that faith can have, Hayley works with all communities in order to challenge prejudice and empower individuals. Hayley regularly supports community voice and adds her voice to positively influence and change.


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