GYRO Nominated for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

March 4, 2020

Our GYRO project has been nominated for the LGBT – COMMUNITY ORGANISATION award at The National Diversity Awards 2020.

The LGBTQ+ work at YPAS is made up of group work, one to one support, consultation with professionals across health, housing and education, as well as community engagement with events such as Liverpool Pride and Trans Day of Visibility. Our work is young person centred and focused.

GYRO is the longest running LGBTQ+ youth provision in the country and YPAS currently has a group for 12-16 year olds (secondary school age) and 16-25 year olds (post secondary school age). Between 30-50 LGBTQ+ young people access our LGBTQ+ support each week.

We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for this award. PLEASE VOTE FOR US HERE: (voting closes 18th May 2020)

The Breathtaking 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.

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 09th 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”.

To nominate please visit: (voting closes 18th May 2020)
Or for a nomination form please email: [email protected]