Know someone worthy of recognition -“ be it for tireless community work, for advancing the status of gay and lesbian people or just for being really, really hot?

It’s that time of year again, when the heroes, heroines, sex symbols and villains of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community can get recognition for their best or worst deeds, in the Sydney Star Observer Pride Week awards.

Nominations are open in the following categories: young achiever’s award; quiet achiever’s award; outstanding community member; community supporter; outstanding contribution by a community group; most innovative community event; sexiest male; sexiest female; and villain of the year.

Most categories will be determined by a public vote. In addition, the Pride Week Committee will select a new member of the Hall of Fame, and Team Sydney will select the Sportsperson of the year.

Previous winners include Justice Michael Kirby (outstanding community member), Mogenic’s Angel (young achiever’s award), Archbishop George Pell (villain of the year) and Stuart Borrie (2002’s sexiest male).

Nominations close on Monday 2 June, and voting will begin Thursday 12 June.

Email nominations to peter@ssonet.com.au or fax 9261 4004.

This year’s Sydney Star Observer Pride Week awards will be a semi-swank affair at the Paddington Town Hall on Sunday 29 June. Bookings are $20 and can be made through the Pride Centre on 9331 1333.

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