GaydarRadio Celebrates LGBT 'Heroes' with Season of Inspirational Interviews
GaydarRadio is celebrating the heroes and heroines of the LGBT community by broadcasting weekly interviews with some of the most influential LGBT figures in the UK.
The ‘Heroes’ season, which kicked off in January to honour LGBT History Month, has already included revealing interviews from key figureheads such as human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, and BBC newsreader Jane Hill. There are additional interviews in the pipeline too which include openly gay rugby player, Gareth Thomas and Manchester Pride organiser Jackie Crozier, whose interview will be broadcast this Sunday.
The ‘Heroes’ campaign celebrates the exceptional contributions made to society by LGBT role models. Each week a new interviewee is crowned ‘Hero/Heroine’ of the week and invited to discuss their experiences as members of the LGBT community and their inspirations and ambitions for the future.
As part of the campaign, GaydarRadio listeners were invited to submit nominations for their LGBT ‘Hero’ across 10 categories including ‘Spots Personality of the Year’ and ‘LGBT Campaigner of the year’. The top nominees were shortlisted and GaydarRadio listeners have been voting for their favourites. There have already been over 35,500 votes cast via online banners on the GaydarRadio website and online messages on the dating site, gaydar.co.uk. Voting closes on the 9th March and the winners will be announced in a special Heroes and Heroines show on GaydarRadio on the 1st April.
Robin Crowley, programme controller at GaydarRadio comments: “We have had a great response to our heroes season so far, undoubtedly because we have been able to speak to some truly inspirational people. It is vital for us to champion those who are really making a difference to society and who can inspire the LGBT community.
“Our interviewees to date have shared some incredible insights into their lives, including Jane Hill’s reasons behind why it took until she was 40 years old before she ‘came out’ to her friends, family and the BBC. Gay footballer, Anton Hysen also provided a unique perspective on his experience as the only professional footballer to be open about his sexuality, which has been a hot topic in the press recently.”
A brand new ‘Heroes’ interview is broadcast exclusively on GaydarRadio every Sunday at 9am, please visit GaydarRadio.co.uk for more information and details on how to vote.
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