Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LGBT History Month Stars win awards

Black LGBT Community Awards logoFriends of LGBT History Month, Mz Fontaine and Dean Atta, were showered with honours at the Black LGBT Community Awards ceremony held on the Thames on Saturday 20th.

Dean Atta, who performed his powerful and moving poems at this year's Schools OUT Conference in February, won the Arts award, whilst Mz Fontaine, who has entertained us at the Conference for two years with her hip-hop perfromance, was declared woman of the year. On receiving the award she thanked her "gay mother" Sue Sanders.

The prestigious awards, which are given annually, mark the achievements of black LGBT people and remind us of how they have made our lives better.

All the worthy winners are listed below.
Advocacy - UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Arts - Dean Atta
Communications - Pink Paper
Community Development - Eddie Lockhart
Health Promotion - Big Up
Club of the Year - Bootylicious
Man of the Year - Ajamu
Woman of the Year - Mz Fontaine
Lifetime Achievement - Claire Andrews

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