The Annual NLGF LGBT Awards

Shortlist 2016

The nominees for The GALAS 2016 Awards are…


Voluntary Organisation (Unpaid Staff)

Running Amach

Gay Health Network

Loving Our Out Kids (LOOK)

Irish Trans Student Alliance



Community Organisation (Paid Staff)

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BeLonG To

Yes Equality

Marriage Equality





Joey Kavanagh

Sheila Crowley

Maureen Looney

Dave Thomas



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Yes Equality

Marriage Equality

Campaign for Gender Recognition

BeLonG To – Bring your Family






Fostering First Ireland



LGBT Student Award

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NUI Maynooth Pride Society

Laura Harmon/USI

Sam Blackensee/UCD

Largy College


Sports Award

Dublin Bus

Dublin Front Runners

Emerald Warriors

Out & About Hiking

Wet & Wild Sports Club


Online Award

HIV Laid Bare

BeLonG To – Bring your Family

Get The Boat To Vote

Vote With Us



Brighid & Paddy Whyte

Mary McAleese

Noel Whelan

Gay Byrne



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Acting Out – Standing on Ceremony

Greenbow ME Showtime


Gloria Christmas Concert 2015


Journalist (TV, Radio Print)

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Ursula Halligan

Una Mullally

Noel Whelan

Peter McGuire


Political Figure


Frances Fitzgerald TD

Leo Varadkar TD

Joan Burton TD

Colum Eastwood MLA


Irish Arts/Literature

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Joe Caslin

Belinda McKeon

Amy Conroy

Sonya Kelly


Irish Entertainer of the Year


Choral Con Fusion

Ciara Sidine

El Styra

Victoria Secret


Irish TV/Film

Conor Horgan – Queen of Ireland

Invisible Thread Production Company

Arise & Sing

Rory Bresnihan


Noel Walsh HIV Activism Award

Susan Donlon

Mick Quinlan

Richard Carson

Deirdre Seerey



International Award (recipient of a €2,000 bursary)

Donny Reyes from Honduras (nominated by Front Line Defenders)

Ahmed Ben Amo from Tunisia (nominated by National LGBT Federation)

Kaspars Zalitis from Latvia (nominated by Amnesty International)


The 7th Annual GALAS take place on Saturday February 27 at 7pm in The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. For tickets, click here.  For a FAQ about this year’s GALAS event, click here.


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