The who’s who of LGBTI community leaders, celebrities and organisations will converge on The Star Sydney for Australia’s biggest awards dedicated to celebrating the LGBTI community and their allies, the 2019 Australian LGBTI Awards, headline sponsored by MLC Life Insurance on Friday 1 March.

With 2019 nominees including comedian Hannah Gadsby, Wallabies star David Pocock, singer Kira Puru and former SBS CEO Michael Ebeid, the red carpet gala dinner awards will be a glittering celebration of LGBTI achievements from the last year. More than 2000 people were nominated across 18 categories including International and Local Icon of the year, Sports Personality, Ally, Brand and Marketing Campaign, Community Initiative/Charity and Inspirational Role Model. The shortlisted nominees received votes from all across Australia or were being judged by an expert panel of judges.

The 2018 LGBTI Awards saw a star-studded list of community leaders, celebrities and organisations coming out for the celebrations, including the likes of Lea DeLaria, Yael Stone, Danielle Brooks, Lucy Lawless, Magda Szubanski, Joel Creasey, Ollie Henderson, and Jordan Raskopoulos.

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