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NOMINATIONS CLOSING FOR ASIA PACIFIC HIV & LGBT COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

NOMINATIONS CLOSING ON SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

BANGKOK, Wednesday 26 September 2018: Time is running out to nominate HIV and LGBT community champions from across Asia and the Pacific for one of eight prestigious awards that will be presented at a gala event in Bangkok in November.

Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual event which acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, and to the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. All award recipients will receive a FREE trip to Bangkok as well as a range of gifts. The nomination process is FREE and only takes a few minutes. Nominations close at 5pm on Sun 30 Sep. To find out more or submit a nomination, please visit www.HEROawards.asia

Taking place on Friday 30 November in the historic Ambassador’s residence at the British Embassy in Bangkok, the HERO Awards is a special fundraising event for the Bangkok-based APCOM Foundation, a leading NGO which works to fight HIV and advance LGBT health and rights across the Asia Pacific region. The Awards are also being supported by a range of corporate sponsors, community organisations and diplomatic missions.

Community members and supporters throughout Asia and the Pacific are invited to nominate individuals and organisations across eight (8) categories who have made significant contributions to the health and rights of LGBT people and people affected by HIV. The categories are: Social Justice; Health & Wellbeing; Community Ally; Community Organisation; Young Achiever; Transgender Hero; HIV Hero; and Community Hero.

APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana says whether it’s big or small, making a difference in the lives of other people is what defines a hero. “Directly helping others, improving the wellbeing of others, or inspiring others are all examples of community service. Nominating them for a HERO Award will help these amazing people and organisations get the recognition they deserve.”

Taking place in the grand surrounds of the Ambassador’s residence at Bangkok’s British Embassy, the gala event will include a fabulously fun cocktail party with delicious canapes as well as fine wines and beers. Guests will delight in various themed rooms throughout the residence as well as a glittering outdoor theatre in the Embassy garden. There’ll also be great live entertainment as well as a fundraising auction with an exciting range of products, services and unique experiences. As well as attracting key community representatives from across the region, the event will also be attended by high profile members of Bangkok’s diplomatic, corporate, and entertainment sectors. Tickets are limited. To book please visit: www.HEROawards.asia

HERO AWARDS NOMINATIONS

To nominate, go to www.HEROawards.asia

Nominations close 5pm Sunday 30 September 2018

HERO AWARDS CEREMONY & COCKTAIL PARTY

Friday 30 November 2018, 6:30pm – 11pm

British Embassy, Bangkok

THB2500/US$75 per person (all inclusive)

www.HEROawards.asia

Media Contact: Michael Badorrek, APCOM Snr Communications and Partnerships Manager

+66 (0) 6 3840 1122 | michaelb@apcom.org | Skype: mickbadskype

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