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2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
The Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organisations in promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion in Hong Kong.

The 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards are open for nominations.

With these awards, we recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organisations in promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion in Hong Kong.

Visit our Award Nomination Platform to nominate your candidate(s) for one of the five prestigious awards.

The platform will be open for nominations until 22 February 2019. 

At the prestigious 2019 LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner on 14 May 2019, Community Business will reveal the winners of the Awards and announce the results of the LGBT+ Inclusion Index.

In the past years, being either a finalist or a winner of our LGBT+ Inclusion Awards has provided both organisations and individuals with an important platform for them to promote and amplify their meaningful efforts in driving LGBT+ inclusion.

Award Categories

1. LGBT+ Network Award 最佳同志網絡

Corporate Award 

To recognise an employee network that has played a proactive role in promoting LGBT+ inclusion demonstrating strong engagement with, and commitment to, local Hong Kong LGBT+ employees.

Eligibility: an LGBT+ employee network based in Hong Kong


2. LGBT+ Executive Sponsor Award 卓越公司發起人

Individual Award 

To recognise a senior business executive sponsor based in Hong Kong who has spoken up and used his/her influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.

Eligibility: a senior business executive based in Hong Kong who is not in a Diversity & Inclusion role 


3. LGBT+ Inclusion Champion Award 傑出同志共融大使

Individual Award 

To recognise an LGBT+ employee based in Hong Kong who has taken proactive and effective steps to promote an LGBT+ inclusive culture in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.

Eligibility: an LGBT+ employee (any level) based in Hong Kong  


4. LGBT+ Ally Award 傑出同志盟友

Individual Award 

To recognise a non-LGBT+ individual who has demonstrated personal passion and commitment to promoting LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.

Eligibility: an employee (at any level) who does not identify as LGBT+, based in Hong Kong and who is not in a Diversity & Inclusion role 


5. LGBT+ Community Impact Award 最具影響力同志共融社區項目

Community Award 

To recognise a community-based LGBT+ initiative that has had a significant positive impact in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

Eligibility: an initiative led by a not-for-profit organisation in Hong Kong.

Selection & Judging Process

Recognising the role of these awards in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, we will assess award nominations in each category based on the extent to which they are:

Shortlisting: Community Business will shortlist 3-4 finalists for each Award category in line with stated criteria.

Judging Panel: We work hard to ensure a robust, objective and credible judging process. This includes the formation of a Judging Panel with representation from senior members of the Community Business team as well as external stakeholders. 

The finalists will be interviewed by a Judging Panel comprised of:

  • 2 senior representatives from Community Business
  • 1-2 external experts in the relevant field
  • 1 senior executive from the Award Sponsor

2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Gala Dinner

Award winners will be announced at our prestigious 2019 Hong Kong LBGT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner, to be held at Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, on Tuesday 14 May in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). 

We expect over 300 guests including business executives and leaders, LGBT+ advocates and community leaders. Join us, as we celebrate the outstanding work that is being done to promote LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong and raise funds to sustain our continued work in this area.