Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stonewall: lesbians pose and award nominees are announced

Stonewall - the UK organisation for LGBT rights and visibility - rocks. We already told you about their awesome campaigns like Some people are gay - get over it and Love your inner lesbian, but there doesn’t seem to be a limit to their awesomeness.

For starters, they have managed to persuade well-known British lesbians to support them in their Some people are gay – get over itanti-bullying campaign, by having them pose in the very cool t-shirts with the same slogan.

These ladies include parliament’s only out lesbian MP Angela Eagle, authors Sarah Waters and Stella Duffy, TV presenter Amy Lamé and comedian Rhona Cameron.

Another reason to love Stonewall is that they have just announced their short list nominees for their Stonewall awards. On November 5 awards will be handed out to those that have made a positive contribution to lesbian and gay equality in Britain in the past year.

Author Sarah Waters

There’s nominees in several categories, namely publication of the year (including G3 magazine), politician of the year (including Lynne Featherstone MP, and Baroness Turner of Camden), writer of the year (including Sarah Waters and Geraldine Bedell), entertainer of the year (including Beth Ditto and Mary Portas), sports award of the year (including Alison Fisher), journalist of the year and broadcast of the year. For a complete list of nominees go here.

What do you think of these initiatives and the nominees?

This post was first published on eurOut.

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