LGBT Youth Activists from across Scotland recognised at the National LGBT Youth Awards

This weekend LGBT Youth Scotland recognized the work of LGBT youth activists and organisations at the National LGBT Youth Awards 2012.  The Awards were part of LGBT Youth Scotland’s annual residential for over 100 young people from across Scotland, this year held at the University of Stirling.  Last night 30 Awards were given out in total to young people, projects, youth groups and organisations who have shown dedication to working towards LGBT inclusion in their local areas or nationally.  

We were joined on the night by comedian Rhona Cameron who hosted the event and actor Gary Lamont.  Many of our partners from local Councils, public bodies and charities attended with many sponsoring and presenting Awards.

Gary Lamont was presented with the ‘LGBT Inspiration’ award for the work he has done in portraying a gay character in the BBC Scotland soap Rivercity.  The Equal Marriage campaign won the ‘Inspiring Campaign’ Award and was collected by Tom French from the Equality Network.

LGBT Youth Scotland would like to say congratulations to all the Award winners and thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for the event.

  • My Journey (Lothian) sponsored by Lothian & Borders Police - Daniel Naismith
  • My Journey (Lothian) sponsored by Healthy Respect -  Morgan McCallum
  • My Journey (Glasgow) sponsored by Glasgow Life -  Shantelle Taylor
  • My Journey (Glasgow) sponsored by West of Scotland LGBT Forum - Nick Little
  • My Journey (North Ayrshire) sponsored by West of Scotland LGBT Forum - Sian Hughes
  • My Journey (South Ayrshire) sponsored by South Ayrshire Council -  Susannah McWhirter
  • My Journey (Fife) sponsored by Terrence Higgins Trust -  Chloe Wylie
  • My Journey (Stirling) supported by Stonewall Scotland -  Stuart Stockman
  • My Journey (Dundee) sponsored by Dundee City Council -  Markus Monteith
  • My Journey (East Ayrshire) sponsored by East Ayrshire Council -  East Ayrshire Peer Ed Group
  • My Journey (Scottish Borders) sponsored by Borders Driving School -  Paul Roy
  • My Journey, Falkirk sponsored by Falkirk Council -  Jamie Allan
  • My Journey, Aberdeen supported by Gay Men’s Health -  Jade McGillvary
  • My Journey, Clackmannanshire supported by Stonewall Scotland -  Lee Wallace
  • My Journey, Dumfries & Galloway supported by Equality Network -  Michael Grieve
  • Learner of the year sponsored by Youthlink Scotland -  Scott Gorman
  • Most active young person sponsored by NHS 24 -  Grant Strachan
  • Peer educator of the year sponsored by Respectme -  Ashleigh Johnstone
  • Best newcomer – NYC supported by Scottish Government -  River Song
  • Young activist of the year supported by Glasgay -  Jack Douglas
  • Outstanding achievement sponsored by British Transport Police -  Ciaran O’Connor
  • Best short term local project -  The ‘See Me’ project 
  • Best national project sponsored by Young Scot -  The Challenging Homophobia Together Project
  • Best event - PRIDE Youth Spaces (Glasgow & Lothian)
  • Involving young people award sponsored by CLD Standards Council - Download
  • Youth Group of the year sponsored by Youth Scotland - Beyond Gender
  • Best new group - Dumfermline
  • Inspiring campaign - Equal Marriage
  • LGBT Inspiration – Gary Lamont
  • Most LGBT friendly organisation, school or group (non LGBT specific)  - Dundee Women’s Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre