From LGBT Archive
DIVA and the LGBTQ+ digital platform, Openly.
- "The Rainbow Honours are different from any other LGBTQ awards event. We believe it's time to shine a light on those unsung heroes and sheroes: those who strive to make the workplace a better place for LGBTQ employees and those who give up their spare time to volunteer. We'll also be saluting businesses who avoid the easy route of appealing only to the mainstream and who demonstrate their commitment to equality all year round, often in the face of intense criticism."
The winners in 2019, announced at an awards ceremony on 4 December at Madame Tussauds, were as follows:
- LGBTQ Network Group: Winner - AdobeProud Network (Adobe); Commended - Spectrum (GSK)
- New LGBTQ Network Group Winner - Prism (Jacobs); Commended - Kingfisher Plc & Greene King
- LGBTQ Champion: Winner - Bobbi Pickard (BP); Commended - Kevin Poulter (Freeths)
- Housing Provider: Winner - Catalyst Housing; Commended - Metropolitan Thames Valley
- Small Brand: Winner - Spanners with Manners; Commended - Kings Cross Steelers
- Large organisation-Brand: Winner - Touchstone; Commended - Procter & Gamble
- Trans Advocate: Winner - Adrian Harrop (Doctor & LGBT Campaigner); Commended - Ruth Hunt (Former CEO Stonewall)
- Corporate Ally: Winner - Keziah Halliday (NHS England); Commended - Pete Markey (TSB Bank)
- Charity: Winner - akt; Commended - Mermaids
- Marketing Campaign: Winner - Skittles (Give the Rainbow); Commended - NHS Rainbow Badges
- Campaigner / Influencer: Winner - Peter Tatchell; Commended - Munroe Bergdorf
- Celebrity Ally: Winner - Sadiq Khan; Commended - Caitlin Moran
- Media Moment: Winner - Brookside (Lesbian Kiss, 1994); Commended - Lesbian invasion of the BBC Newsroom (1988)
- LGBTQ Icon: Winner - Sue Perkins; Commended - Gareth Thomas
- Lifetime Achievement: Winner - Sue Sanders
- "Rainbow Honours just released its first ever shortlist of honourees", DIVA, 24 october 2019.
- Rainbow Honours website