National Diversity Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the UK’s 2015 National Diversity Awards have been announced, and I’m delighted to note that I know a few of the finalists.

In the Positive Role Models for LGBT category I spotted Kathy Caton who hosts the Out In Brighton radio show and who I have had the honour to interview a couple of times. I’ll be seeing her at the weekend when I am down in Brighton for Trans Pride.

There are two Trans groups in the Community Organisations for LGBT list. I don’t know much about Trans Men Support and Advice UK, but I am delighted to see Mermaids listed.

In the Community Organisations for Multi-Strand category we have BCfm, one of Bristol’s community radio stations where Shout Out is hosted.

And finally, in Community Organisations for Race, Religion & Faith we have Ujima Radio! Well done guys!

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 18th in a ceremony at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. I am keeping my fingers crossed for all of my friends.