The DIVA Awards 2020 will acknowledge and recognise individuals, charities and brands that support LGBTQI women
BY DIVA STAFF
Celebrities and campaigners who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality and diversity will be rewarded at the annual DIVA Awards this Lesbian Visibility Week.
One of the most hotly anticipated events in the lesbian calendar, the annual DIVA Awards are a no-holds-barred celebration of the achievements of LGBTQI women and non-binary people – and their allies – across business, the media, politics and sport.
Despite the progress made, there is still a need for LGBTQI women to be more visible. Recent research by UM Media Group, showed that 86% of queer women felt that queer men have more visibility than them in public life.
The DIVA Awards, highlights politicians, media stars, authors, sportswomen and business leaders who all demonstrate that determination and talent can overcome prejudice. These amazing women serve as role models to the generations who follow them with a genuine commitment to the LGBTQI community.
The awards ceremony will take place 24 April at the The Grand Connaught Rooms, London.
The shortlist announced today, nominated by members of the public, includes big LGBTQI names such as Suzi Ruffell, Kate Tempest, Nicola Adams and Jameela Jamil. Check out the full shortlist here.
A series of major awards are up for grabs this year including Actor of the Year, Musician of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and the DIVA Choice Award.
Hosting the event will be writer and stand-up comedian, Jen Brister. She said: “I’m really looking forward to hosting the 2020 DIVA Awards. It’s a real honour to be asked and I’m delighted that I’ll get to spend this glamorous evening in the company of so many talented and inspirational women. To demonstrate just how excited I am, I’m rewatching all six series of The L Word.”
Previous winners include Lauren Jauregui, Sandi Toksvig and Michelle Hardwick, as well as brands such as Disney and Netflix.
Launching at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 20 April, this inaugural celebratory week, headline sponsored by London Women’s Clinic, is spearheaded by DIVA Media Group with support from GSK, MyGWork and Tesco.
Vote for who you want to win at the DIVA Awards here. 🌈
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