Stonewall Awards

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The Stonewall Awards is an annual event by Stonewall to celebrate people who have had a positive or negative impact on the lives of British lesbian, gay and bisexual people. The event was first held in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts and from 2007 were held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

2006[edit]

The inaugural event was held at the Royal Academy of Arts.[1][2]

Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year Pink News
Politician of the Year Baroness Ashton
Writer of the Year Sarah Waters
Employer of the Year Staffordshire Police
Bully of the Year Chris Moyles
Journalist of the Year Jonathan Oliver
Broadcast of the Year Sugar Rush
Stonewall & Barclays Community Group of the Year The Albert Kennedy Trust
Entertainer of the Year John Barrowman
Hero of the Year Sheri Dobrowski

2007[edit]

Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year The Guardian
Politician of the Year Alan Johnson
Writer of the Year Val McDermid
Sports Personality of the Year Nigel Owens
Bigot of the Year Anthony Priddis
Journalist of the Year Philip Hensher
Broadcast of the Year Hollyoaks
Stonewall & Barclays Community Group of the Year London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Entertainer of the Year Dan Gillespie Sells
Hero of the Year Antony Grey

2008[edit]

Stonewall nominated Julie Bindel for the 2008 Journalist of the Year award. This nomination was controversial due to her view on transsexualism and lead to a protest taking place outside of the awards venue.[3][4][5]

Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year Time Out
Politician of the Year Waheed Alli
Stonewall Sports Award Stonewall Lions FC
Writer of the Year Stella Duffy
Bigot of the Year Iris Robinson
Journalist of the Year Miriam Stoppard
Broadcaster of the Year Sandi Toksvig
Hero of the Year Gene Robinson

2009[edit]

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Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year g3
Politician of the Year Ben Bradshaw
Stonewall Sports Award Michael Hill
Writer of the Year Sarah Waters
Bigot of the Year Jointly Jan Moir and Father John Owen
Journalist of the Year Jointly Johann Hari and Joan Bakewell
Entertainer of the Year Boyzone
Broadcaster of the Year Samira Ahmed
Hero of the Year Rev Scott Rennie

2010[edit]

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Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year The Times
Politician of the Year John Bercow
Stonewall Sports Award Martina Navratilova
Writer of the Year Jointly Stella Duffy and Rupert Smith
Bigot of the Year Chris Grayling
Journalist of the Year Patrick Strudwick
Entertainer of the Year John Partridge
Stonewall Community Group of the Year MindOut
Broadcaster of the Year Coronation Street
Hero of the Year Gareth Thomas

2011[edit]

Held on the 3rd November 2011.[8][9]

Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year The Guardian Weekend
Politician of the Year Chris Bryant
Stonewall Sports Award Anton Hysen
Writer of the Year Alan Hollinghurst
Bigot of the Year Melanie Phillips
Journalist of the Year Jointly Vanessa Feltz and Matthew Todd
Entertainer of the Year Jack Russell in Beginners
Stonewall Community Group of the Year UK Black Pride
Broadcaster of the Year The World's Worst Place to be Gay? Scott Mills/BBC Three
Hero of the Year Roger Crouch

2012[edit]

The 2012 awards were held on 1 November,[10] with the award of "Bigot of the Year" to Cardinal Keith O'Brien drawing protest from the Catholic Church in Scotland,[11][12] of which he was head. Criticism of the bigot award from the winner of the Politician of the Year award, Ruth Davidson, lead to her being "booed off-stage".[13]

Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year Gay Star News
Politician of the Year Ruth Davidson
Stonewall Sports Award Rugby Football League
Writer of the Year Jeanette Winterson
Bigot of the Year Keith O'Brien
Journalist of the Year Hugo Rifkind and Owen Jones
Entertainer of the Year Sue Perkins
Stonewall Community Group of the Year East London Out Project
Broadcast of the Year Britain's Got Talent
Hero of the Year Giles Fraser

2013[edit]

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Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year Metro
Politician of the Year Baroness Stowell of Beeston
Stonewall Sports Award Cardiff Lions
Writer of the Year Damian Barr
Bigot of the Year Pat Robertson
Entertainer of the Year Antony Cotton
Journalist of the Year Grace Dent
Broadcast of the Year CBBC's Marrying Mum And Dad
Hero of the Year Lord Alli and the Russia LGBT Network (joint award)
Advert Of The Year Mamas And Papas
Stonewall Community Group of the Year Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship

2014[edit]

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Award Winner(s)
Publication of the Year i
Politician of the Year Lord Cashman and Lynne Featherstone MP
Stonewall Sports Award Pride House
Writer of the Year Sarah Waters
Entertainer of the Year Alicya Eyo (Emmerdale)
Journalist of the Year Liz MacKean
Broadcast of the Year Pride
Hero of the Year Pepe Julian Onziema
Advert Of The Year London Pride and Barclays (#FreedomTo)
Stonewall Community Group of the Year OLGA (Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Association)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shoffman, Marc (7 November 2006), Stonewall Awards boost homophobia battle, Pink News, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  2. ^ John Barrowman, Sugar Rush, Sheri Dobrowski, Mail on Sunday win accolades at Stonewall Awards, Stonewall, 2006, archived from the original on 9 January 2007 
  3. ^ Grew, Tony (7 November 2008), "Celebs split over trans protest at Stonewall Awards", Pink News 
  4. ^ "150 people protest at 'transphobic' Stonewall Awards", Lesbilicious, 7 November 2008 
  5. ^ Iris Robinson MP voted Bigot of the Year, Stonewall, 2008, archived from the original on 20 December 2008 
  6. ^ 2009 Stonewall Award winners include Boyzone, Sarah Waters and Joan Bakewell, Stonewall, 2009, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  7. ^ Corrie, John Partridge, The Times, Martina Navratilova – Stonewall Award Winners, Stonewall, 2010, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  8. ^ Gray, Stephen (4 November 2011), Melanie Phillips voted Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’, Pink News, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  9. ^ Alan Hollinghurst, Vanessa Feltz, BBC3 and Anton Hysen – 2011 Stonewall Award Winners, Stonewall, 2011, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  10. ^ Stonewall Awards 2012, Stonewall, 2012, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  11. ^ Storm over Stonewall's Cardinal Keith O'Brien 'bigot' award, BBC News, 2 November 2012, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  12. ^ Carrell, Severin (2 November 2012), "Catholic leaders furious at Stonewall's 'bigot' award for Cardinal Keith O'Brien", The Guardian, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  13. ^ Roberts, Scott (2 November 2012), Scottish Tory Leader booed at Stonewall Awards, Pink News, retrieved 10 January 2013 
  14. ^ http://www.buzzfeed.com/danmartin/pat-robertson-named-bigot-of-the-year-at-stonewall-awards#4gaufbk
  15. ^ http://www.stonewall.org.uk/what_you_can_do/events/2595.asp