Thailand: HIV & LGBT Heroes Set to Shine at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Community Service Awards

BANGKOK, 16 August 2019: HIV and LGBTI community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific are set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the 3rd HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region

Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual gala event in Bangkok which acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, and to the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities. The HERO Awards also raises money for the HIV and LGBTI human rights work of APCOM, a leading Asia Pacific HIV and LGBTI community network based in Bangkok.

Community members and supporters throughout Asia and the Pacific are invited to nominate individuals and organisations across nine (9) categories who have made significant contributions to the health and rights of LGBTI people and people affected by HIV. The categories are: Social Justice; Health & Wellbeing; Community Ally; Community Organisation; Young Achiever; Transgender Hero; HIV Hero; Community Hero; and Business Ally.

A judging panel – comprising representatives from APCOM’s Regional Advisory Group and from community networks APN+, APTN and ILGA Asia – will then select three finalists for each category. The award winner will then be supported to travel to Bangkok to attend the presentation ceremony on 22 November. The nomination process is FREE and only takes a few minutes. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 20 September. To find out more or submit a nomination, please visit:

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