Honour Awards finalists highlight LGBTI community's strength and resilience


Demonstrating the strength and resilience of LGBTI communities, equality champions, community defenders and unsung heroes lead the charge at the 2017 Honour Awards.

A diverse and inspiring mix of over 30 people and organisations will be celebrated at the annual LGBTI community awards held in Sydney in September.

Now in their eleventh year, the Honour Awards recognise outstanding achievements within or contributions to NSW’s LGBTI community. The awards are also a gala fundraising event for LGBTI charities Aurora and ACON, NSW’s leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health organisation.

The 34 finalists have been selected from over 230 nominations received across eight categories covering the business, health, education, community, legal, political, media and cultural sectors. 


Honour Awards 2017: Read the full list of finalists here


The winners will be presented with a range of gifts and prizes at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday 27 September.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill says the judges were overwhelmed by the calibre and variety of nominations. “The judging panel noted that selecting the finalists was a difficult process because the achievements and contributions of all the nominees had each been noteworthy in their own way,” Mr Parkhill said.

“However, the judges agreed that the finalists they selected exhibited a truly outstanding commitment to supporting the LGBTI community and deserved to be recognised for their efforts. The calibre of nominees for Community Hero and Young Achiever were particularly outstanding, with judges spending a great deal of time in deliberation.

“I’d like to thank all the judges, including Network Ten presenter, broadcaster, journalist, commentator and Studio 10 host Sarah Harris for helping to judge the Media Award category. I congratulate all the finalists and look forward to them and other members of our community coming together to celebrate their achievements at the Honour Awards ceremony and cocktail party at the Ivy in September.”

This year’s awards will be presented at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at The Ivy in Sydney on Wednesday 27 September. Four finalists from each category will join a host of government, media, entertainment and community personalities for a fabulous night of fun and festivity.

Guests will also be able to bid on a range of amazing silent auction items including luxury holidays, jewellery, art, furniture, homewares, and 5-star dining, accommodation and entertainment packages.



  • Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6:30pm - 11pm, Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney
  • Tix: Standard $90 pp (inc. quality wines and beers, delicious canapés & entertainment) / $75 members (ACON, Aurora, SGLBA, SGLMG) / $150 Community Champions 


Purchase tickets here


Community Partners

ACON | Aurora Group | Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association | Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras | Stonewall Hotel

Event Partners

SBS | Merivale/Ivy | GLYDE Health | CrowdComms | DL Comms

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  • Amanda Galea
    commented 2017-08-30 21:57:38 +1000
    Yay! Will the event be Auslan interpreted?
  • Reg Domingo
    published this page in Latest News 2017-08-28 13:49:36 +1000