Bristol Mum Nominated for the UK Diversity Awards
Emma-Jay Webber has been nominated for the Positive Role Model (LGBT) Award at The National Diversity Awards 2020.
The Breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 25th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities.
The prestigious black tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.
Emma-Jay Webber has been recently crowned Miss World Class England 2020, and is the UK’s first openly gay queen in mainstream pageantry. Emma-Jay said that she “is ‘completely overwhelmed’ with her nomination” and also states ‘ five of the most prestigious titles – Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America – are all held by women of colour, now is the time for LGBT representation in a hugely hetro-normative industry’.
ITV News will be working in association with The National Diversity Awards to highlight role models and community organisations on regional and national news channels.
Rachel Corp, Acting Editor, ITV News said; “We are pleased that ITV News will once again be supporting the National Diversity Awards. ITV News remains committed to telling the stories of those, who through their work and dedication to helping others have made a difference; enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our society. We look forward to introducing the 2020 nominees to our viewers across the regions and nation.”
The UK’s largest diversity awards has attracted a growing list of supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.
Sir Lenny Henry CBE, last year’s winner of the Celebrity of the Year gong said “Diversity to me means involving everybody without any discrimination; its means having integrated groups in society, it means fairness and total inclusion and that’s what the National Diversity Awards are about. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated, you’re all doing a fantastic job, rock on!”
The National Diversity Awards receives over 28,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, “As we enter our 9th awards season, The National Diversity Awards prepare to welcome a host of outstanding role models and charities to our family. We look to those who represent progress, spirit and resilience, and I cannot wait to learn about the wonderful work being carried out this year”.
Nominations are now open and close May 18th 2020. Shortlisted nominees will be announced shortly after this date.
To vote for Emma please visit: www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate