The Honour Awards is an annual event which acknowledges outstanding service to or achievement within NSW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.
Now in their ninth year, the Honour Awards provide NSW’s LGBTI community with an important and unique opportunity to recognise and celebrate excellence and achievement within our community as well as the difference that particular individuals and organisations make in our lives.
HONOUR 2015 WINNERS!
It was the ‘year of the woman’ at the Honour Awards in Sydney as 10 people and organisations from across NSW and Australia were recognised for their service to NSW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.
The winners were selected from a diverse field of 250 nominations and 30 finalists, and were presented with their awards at a ceremony at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. The event was attended by over 350 people and raised over $50,000 for LGBTI health initiatives supported by ACON and Aurora.
Join the finalists and celebrate the dynamic spirit of our community at the Honour Awards' inspirational ceremony and fabulously fun cocktail party.
WHEN Wednesday 30 September 2015, from 6:30pm
WHERE Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney
COST $85 per person
Guests will enjoy:
- delicious canapés
- quality wines, beers, juices and soft drinks
- great entertainment
- a silent auction with $100,000 of items including luxury holidays; jewellery; art; furniture; home wares; and 5-star dining, accommodation and entertainment packages.
Make your evening more fun by encouraging family members, friends, colleagues and business associates to come along and join in the celebrations.
Supporters of the LGBTI community are invited to donate products, services and unique experiences for the Honour Awards’ charity auction, which raises money ACON and Aurora.
Every year, ACON has to raise in excess of $1 million to finance many of its HIV support and LGBTI health-related services. Aurora is a charity which raises funds to disburse to gay, lesbian and transgender community organisations.
We would love to thank and recognise your support as soon as possible so please find out more how your business can be involved.
Community members are invited to nominate people or organisations they admire for the service they have provided or the contributions they have made, be they big or small.
Nominations are FREE and can be submitted in eight (8) categories:
- Arts and Entertainment
- Visual Arts (Cayte Latta Memorial Award)
- Health and Wellbeing
- Community Organisation
- Young Achiever
- Community Hero
A judging panel selects four finalists (including a winner) from the nominees in each category. Winners receive a range of gifts, and all 28 finalists – as well as the first person who nominates them – receive a free ticket to the gala event.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE AT 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2015.
COMMUNITY AND EVENT PARTNERS
This year we’ve teamed up with some leading organisations who want to help make the Honour Awards a very special celebration of community spirit and service. We thank all our partners for their generosity and support.
- Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
- Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association
- SX Magazine
- OX Live
- Glyde Health
The Honour Awards began in 2007 as a special event to acknowledge people who have displayed exceptional commitment to and leadership within the LGBTI community. From 2007 – 2009, winners were selected by the ACON Board. In 2010 the format of the Awards changed with winners selected by a panel of judges from a list of community-generated nominees.
- Staff and Patients of St Vincent's Hospital Ward 17 South (President's Award)
- Cheryl 'Webby' Webster (Community Hero Award)
- Brendan Maclean (Young Achiever Award)
- Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 (Community Organisation Award)
- Archer Magazine (Media Award)
- John Frost (Arts & Entertainment Award)
- Ash Golsby (Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Arts)
- Professor Andrew Grulich (Health and Wellbeing Award)
- Hellfire Club (Business Award)
- Bill Bowtell (President's Award)
- William Yang (Community Hero Award)
- Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams (Young Achiever Award)
- Paul Capsis (Media/Arts/Entertainment Award)
- Arab Council Australia (Health & Wellbeing Award)
- NSW Gay and Lesbian Right Lobby (Community Organisation Award)
- House of Priscilla (Business Award)
- Stonewall Hotel (Business Award)
- John O’Dea (Health and Wellbeing Award)
- Gen Q at Regional Youth Support Services (Community Organisation Award)
- Tommy Murphy (Media/Arts/Entertainment Award)
- Susan Brooks (Community Hero Award)
- Bill Whittaker (President’s Award)
- The Bookshop Darlinghurst (Business Award)
- Gail Hewison and Libby Silva (Business Person Award)
- Bernie Green (Health and Wellbeing Award)
- Tropical Fruits (Community Organisation Award)
- Mark Alsop (Media/Arts/Entertainment Award)
- Dave Sergeant (Community Hero Award)
- Sue Wills and Lex Watson (Community Hero Award)
- Reece Farmilo, Out Travel (Business Award)
- Robert Hemburrow (Health and Wellbeing Award)
- Trevor Ashley (Media/Arts/Entertainment Award)
- Queer Screen (Community Organisation Award)
- Graeme Browning/Mitzi Macintosh – Performer, artist and fundraiser
- Ken Davis – Political activist and GLBT historian
- Peter Trebilco –Political activist and GLBT mental health advocate
- Bruce Pollack – GLBT community activist and fundraiser
- Don Baxter – Leading HIV/AIDS activist and administrator
- Jane Marsden – GLBT community activist and fundraiser