The Winners of the ShoutOut Awards for 2015 have been announced during the latest show.
Over the last two years ShoutOut – the radio Show for the LGBT community in Bristol and surrounding areas have been giving their listeners a chance to reward those who work for and within the LGBT community. Listeners are able to nominate and vote for their favourites in over 20 categories including Best Bar, Best support group and most all-inclusive group.
This years awards voting started back in November with a free nomination period where anyone can be nominated for an award – this stage ran through until the end of December. The top 4 with the most nominations in each category then went through to the final voting stage which was available on the show’s website during January.
With the votes counted and finalised, the winners were announced on the latest show – transmitted on 12th February. Among the highlights of this years awards was the postumous award of ‘Local Hero of the Year’ to Peers Woollen. Peers was a campaigner for equalities and for the regeneration of the Old Market Gay Village. In her work, she supported people with addiction and other life affecting issues through her jobs with housing associations.
The Best Gay Men’s Event was won by the annual Bristol Bear Fiesta event – which takes place every July. Meanwhile community networking events Indigo & Hush were also recognised in the Best Social Networking Group & Best Lesbian Women’s Event respectively.
Tom Daley was awarded ‘LGBT Role Model of The Year’, and Sam Smith won ‘Best Music Artist’ award.
Other winners included ;
- Best Bar/Pub – Bristol Bear Bar
- Best Nightclub – QueenShilling
- Best Club Night – Horseplay
- Best Bar Person – Jo Derrick of The Palace
- Best All-Round LGBT Community Event – Bristol Pride
The ShoutOut LGBT show is a community radio show made at Bristol Community FM and broadcasts on that station every Thursday between 7pm – 8pm. The show can also be heard on Bradley Stoke FM, Glastonbury FM, Base Radio and Pirate Nation Radio.
A full list of winners and categories can be found on the ShoutOut Website.