Our mission is to:
We believe that by working together, and inspiring more people to make a stand for equality, we will move closer to LGBTIQ+ equality for all.
In almost every field of human endeavour are international prizes for those who represent the best of us, and who change the world for the better. Now there finally is one for hundreds of millions of LGBTI+ people and its heroes.
The awards will be announced in June 2023 in Vienna, Austria.
Awardees will be introduced with powerful short films that tell their story and the story of those they have inspired. They will be chosen by an independent and highly experienced committee of international equality and human rights experts.
Awardees need not be LGBTIQ+, but must have personally demonstrated extraordinary vision, bravery, resolve, selfless commitment or determination to positively impact LGBTIQ+ equality.
There will be many ways for people and companies around the world to take part in the project and contribute to accelerating positive change.
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The Vienna International Pride Awards is a project from the team at One Life – a non-profit organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria. One Life was established to create and support projects and campaigns pursuing worldwide equality and anti-discrimination, and support relevant organisations and create events and campaigns to accelerate research, education and prevention strategies around HIV and AIDS.
is a highly experienced advertising and communications practitioner. He combines strategic know-how with innovative creativity. He is founder and managing director of creative agency Lumsden & Friends (formerly theform). Clients include the City of Vienna, the Schönbrunn Group, and NGO sector including the Red Cross.
(founder) is a lawyer with expertise in business planning, strategy, finance management and HR for international projects. He is CEO of Helioz GmbH and was previously CFO of Life+ and Thyssen Bornemisza Contemporary Art.
Recipients need not be LGBTI+, but must have personally demonstrated extraordinary vision, bravery, resolve, selfless commitment, or determination to make progress towards LGBTI+ equality in some way.