In 2018 it is three years since the National Ambulance LGBT Network was first discussed, we have been supported by a number of people in both the development of the Network, and the two well celebrated conferences.
We have also met some truly inspirational people along the way and there is no doubt the Network would not be established as it is without their input.
We would like to celebrate the achievements of the Network, and the people in it, by introducing the gold star of life. Building on the success of the rainbow and trans versions, we hope the specially made gold pin badges will help us to recognise our stars.
Alistair Gunn, Chair of the National Ambulance LGBT Network, explained, 'After three years of developing the Network it seemed right that we should say thank you to the many people who have supported us. Kirsten and myself took some time to think about all the people who have made a difference in the first three years and the conference seemed like the perfect place to celebrate. We hope to make this an annual event and get all the Networks involved in a nomination process'.
Winners of the Gold Star of Life Award at the conference in Manchester on 24 August 2018
Three categories of award have been created:
- People that made an exceptional contribution to LGBT Staff Networks.
- People who have supported the development of the National Network.
- Inspirational people who are recognised for supporting the LGBT cause.
You can find out more about the 2018 winners below.
In the document below you can find out more information about the Gold Star of Life Awards and a list of all the nominees that were celebrated at our 2018 conference.
Making a Nomination
We will provide full details of the nomination process for the 2019 awards here on our website. This information will be available in February 2019.