CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY
Established in 2007, the Honour Awards provides NSW’s LGBTQ communities with an important opportunity to recognise excellence and celebrate achievements, as well as the difference that particular community members and organisations make in our lives.
In 2023, the Honour Awards were held on Wednesday 23 August at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.
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SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
As well as recognising outstanding individuals and organisations in NSW's LGBTQ communities, Honour raises much needed funds for programs and services delivered by ACON, which create a healthier and safer community for all. All funds raised from the Honour Awards goes back to the community, supporting initiatives that improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people in NSW.
ACON is NSW's leading community-based organisation specialising in LGBTQ health, inclusion and HIV responses for sexuality and gender diverse communities. Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of New South Wales, ACON works to create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives.
Find out more about ACON here.
THE NOMINATIONS PROCESS
Nominations for the Honour Awards are open to the public. The categories are as follows:
- Business Award
- Media Award
- Arts and Entertainment Award
- Visual Arts Award
- Health and Wellbeing Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Young Achiever Award
- Community Hero Award
- HIV Hero Award
Organisations/individuals can be nominated or self-nominate by addressing the award criteria. Finalists are selected by a judging panel made up of representatives from the LGBTQ community announced in the lead up to the event. Winners are unveiled at the 2023 Honour Awards on Wednesday 23 August October at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney.
Nominations for Honour Awards 2024 will open in winter 2024.
THE HONOUR AWARDS CEREMONY
The format of Honour Awards is a cocktail evening where the winners of the awards are announced, interspersed with entertainment, socialising, and silent auction bidding. Over 350 people attend the event, including LGBTQ community members, LGBTQ personalities, political dignitaries, entertainment celebrities and community leaders.
Above: Winners of the 2023 Honour Awards. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2022 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2019 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2018 Honour Award winners. Photo: Robert Knapman Photography
Above: 2017 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2016 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2015 Honour Award winners. Photo: John McRae
Above: 2014 Honour Award winners and finalists. Photo: Hamid Mousa
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