- The Galas set to take place in Dublin on 7th October
The Galas, Ireland’s only LGBTQ+ awards programme, is open for nominations. Organised by the National LGBT Federation, the NXF, and GCN, Ireland’s leading media outlet and information service for the LGBTQ+ community, the awards acknowledge the contribution of individuals, companies and organisations and their work to make Ireland, and the world, a better place for the LGBTQ+ community.
This year the Galas will take place on Saturday, 7th October in the Round Room in the Mansion House, and 2023 will mark a first return of the awards since 2020.
Commenting today, Anna Nolan, Chair of the NXF, said: “The Galas are back for the first time in three years, and we are excited to host an inspiring, uplifting and positive event for the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland. In the context of increasing threats against our community both at home and abroad, it is important to shine a light on and celebrate the positive impact of those who advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
“We’re encouraging people throughout Ireland to help us celebrate the community and nominate the individuals, organisations and companies who have had a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community over the past two years.”
This year’s awards will have 12 categories:
· Community Organisation of the Year – paid staff
· Community Organisation of the Year – volunteer staff
· Volunteer of the Year
· Event of the Year
· LGBTQ+ Young Trailblazer
· Sports Award
· Arts & Entertainment
· Noel Walsh HIV Activism
· LGBTQ+ Ally
· Outstanding Company
· LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
· Person of the Year.
Nominations can be made online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GALAS23_nominations
Tickets for the Galas will go on sale in the coming weeks, and further information on the Galas is available here: https://www.galas.ie/