Thailand: 21 HIV & LGBT Heroes to be Honoured at Asia Pacific Community Service Awards

A diverse and inspirational mix of 21 people and organisations from across Asia and the Pacific have been selected as finalists for the HERO Awards, a gala fundraising event in Bangkok in November which will honour the work of HIV and LGBT community heroes from across the region.

Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is a special 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.

The 21 finalists have been selected from over 350 nominations across seven categories submitted by community members throughout the region, with judging panels selecting three finalists and one winner for each category. The recipients of each of the seven awards will be presented with their prize at a gala ceremony and cocktail party on Sunday 12 November at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel.

The Awards is a special event that has been organised to coincide with the tenth anniversary commemorations of APCOM, a leading regional HIV and LGBT community network. The event will also raise much needed funds for APCOM’s vital work in relation to HIV education, prevention, treatment, care and support, and human rights. Read more via APCOM