Ireland’s only LGBTQ+ awards

Nominations open for Ireland’s only LGBTQ+ awards

  • 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:

Tickets for the Galas will go on sale in the coming weeks, and further information on the Galas is available here: