Presented to an outstanding LGBTQI actor of the past year. Nominees must have had at least one credited role in the last 12 months: TV, film, streaming service, theatre, web, TV or radio all included.
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
This award is given to a singer-songwriter of any genre whose live performances, record or video releases within the past year have won critical acclaim from the DIVA audience.
CORPORATE ALLY OF THE YEAR
This award is presented to a business leader who leverages their influence to help provide a safe and welcoming workplace to their LGBTQ+ staff and actively supports the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQI NETWORK OF THE YEAR
It’s essential that LGBTQI employees are made to feel as valued and welcome as any other staff members, and LGBTQI company networks can play a huge part in making this happen. This award goes to the network whose activities over the past 12 months have delivered tangible results in working towards this important goal.
SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR
Awarded to an LGBTQI sportsperson whose achievements have helped promote equality and inclusion on and off the field.
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Vote for your favourite “one to watch”. Entertainers, business leaders, activists, sportspeople and journalists: anyone you consider a star of the future is eligible.
DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
This award is given to a person whose work or activism over the past year has helped set the agenda in the promotion of LGBTQI equality, diversity and inclusion.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
This award recognises a young person who uses their network and platform to empower others and make significant change, whether that’s through campaigning online or through their business approach
BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
What we see and hear in the media is becoming increasingly influential in our “always on” digital age. The winner of this award will have used their platform in broadcast media to further the values of LGBTQI inclusivity.
WORDSMITH OF THE YEAR
The pen is mightier than the sword! Choose the LGBTQI journalist, author or writer whose work you admire most. Sadly, Team DIVA journalists aren’t eligible!
INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
Twitter, YouTube or Instagram… the stars of social media are central to the lives of millions of LGBTQI people. Cast your vote for your favourite, folks.
TV PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR
This category is open to any one-off programme or series broadcast on mainstream telly or a streaming service where a significant part of the programming features LGBTQI issues or characters.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR
There are countless people in our community whose great work goes unnoticed and under appreciated. Not any more! Choose the unsung hero you think deserves to be recognised for championing the LGBTQI community, at a grassroots level or on a global scale.
BRAND OR ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
When a well-known brand or company flies the flag for LGBTQI equality and acceptance, people really sit up and notice. Help give your fave a slap on the back and a big Team DIVA-shaped thank you.
STORYLINE OF THE YEAR
Mainstream TV and radio dramas often feature LGBTQI-focused storylines, helping to tell our stories to people who otherwise might never come across the issues we face. If any of these storylines stand out to you, now’s the time to let us know.
AWESOME ALLY OF THE YEAR
We’re better together. Having people who don’t identify as LGBTQI on our side – and whose words and deeds demonstrate their solidarity – is a wonderful thing. Who do you think deserves this coveted accolade?
DIVA CHOICE AWARD
Sorry folks, this one’s down to us. Team DIVA will put their collective heads together to decide.
The event will be run as part of Lesbian Visibility Week 2021