Karl Stefanovic is one of many people nominated in this year’s Honour Awards, acknowledging outstanding services to the LGBTI community.The awards, held at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom next Thursday, is one of the biggest and most exciting events on the NSW LGBTI community calendar.
This is a night of entertainment and acknowledgement to anyone who has completed outstanding service or achievements within the community.
Channel 9 Today show host Karl Stefanovic has been nominated in the media award category after apologising for using the word “tranny” on air.
His earnest and sincere apology to the transgender population earned him respect in the community and a nomination.
The annual event began in 2007 and, along with media, award categories include the areas of business, youth achievements, arts and entertainment, heroes of the community, heath and wellbeing and the community organisation award.
The production, cast and crew that performed at the Orlando benefit concert held at Town Hall earlier this year have been nominated for the arts and entertainment award. Headspace Dubbo has also been nominated for their work in helping young LGBTI people in the Orana region of NSW.
The nominees will join over 400 people from the government, media, entertainment and the LGBTI community for a fun filled night full of love and acknowledgement. – CJ Cowen
Photo of 2015 Honour Award winners courtesy of John McRae.