Birmingham charity wins national diversity award

Posted on 23-09-2013 by Sixth Story

Birmingham based lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans charity, Birmingham LGBT, was honoured at the prestigious annual National Diversity Awards, being awarded LGBT Community Organisation of the Year 2013.

The National Diversity Awards celebrate the achievements of grass root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for the hard work that positive role models, organisations and individuals do on daily basis. The unique awards recognise diversity across several strands including Age, Disability, Religion & Belief, Race, LGBT and Gender.

Commenting on the award, Steph Keeble Birmingham LGBTs Director states “I am very proud of all of the hard work the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Birmingham LGBT do it’s amazing to have that work recognised on a National platform in this way. It’s a great achievement for Birmingham LGBT and a great achievement for Birmingham a city rich in its Diversity”.

Birmingham LGBT was recognised for its positive impact on the LGBT community in the city of Birmingham through its variety of programmes and services, including developing and opening the first LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre in England and Wales, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Sports, specialist capacity building support and strategic campaigning.

Matt Daniels, Chair of Birmingham LGBT comments “I’m incredibly proud that Birmingham LGBT have won such a prestigious award as this. The staff team, board and volunteers work hard to provide essential support services and opportunities to the LGBT community of Birmingham, and it’s a fantastic honour to have our achievements recognised.”