ACON has announced that the organisers of NSW Seniors Week will present the Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2010 ACON Honour Awards.

The Health and Wellbeing Award recognises the work of a person or organisation that has shown leadership or outstanding success within the GLBT community, or has provided excellent service or a significant contribution to the GLBT community in the fields of medicine, healthcare, spirituality, sport, education, research or advocacy.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said there are many significant ways that people and organisations improve the health and wellbeing of people in the GLBT community.

“We’re delighted that NSW Seniors Week will be presenting the Honour Award that recognises this important work,” Parkhill said. “About 35,000 people in NSW over the age of 55 identify as gay or lesbian and their contribution to our community deserves to be celebrated.”

The deadline for nominations for the Honour Awards’ five categories is Monday, August 30.

Parkhill told Sydney Star Observer around 25 nominations had been received across the five award categories by last Friday, with the most popular category being the Community Hero Award.

“However, we still have six days left before nominations close and we expect a lot of submissions in the closing stages of the nominations process.”

Nominations for the Honour Business Award were received as a result of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association Awards on Tuesday.

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