Recognizing LGBTIQ+ equality heroes

All countries are obligated to promote and protect the human rights of all persons without discrimination.

Yet hundreds of millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people still face discrimination, rejection, poverty, violence, prison, torture and even death - just for being who they are.

The International Pride Awards seeks to shine a light on the work of brave and visionary equality heroes, to tell their stories, and to inspire more people to advocate for equality.

At a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, on 13 November 2024 we will recognize the incredible work of five LGBTIQ+ equality heroes from around the world who are making a difference.

No matter our differences, we all want to live in a world where we feel safe and thrive. But for many LGBTIQ+ people, that’s still very far away - because of the discrimination, stigma and violence they face every day.

Get involved!

Nominations for this year are now closed and being processed so that we can announce this years’ awardees on 13 November. In the meantime, get involved by following our social media channels for updates, and join the conversation about LGBTIQ+ equality – where we are and what still needs to be done. You can also subscribe for news using the form below.


It starts with everyday actions, being inclusive, listening, sharing, advocating. Contact your local ILGA member organization and find out how you can help.

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