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BBC’s Jane Hill wants to know your European diversity heroes

BBC’s Jane Hill wants to know your European diversity heroes

Lesbian BBC newsreader Jane Hill is urging the public to nominate the employers, groups and individuals building diversity in Europe today.

Nominations close for the 2014 European Diversity Awards on 20 June. The winners will then be chosen by a panel of judges.

The awards dinner will be held in London’s Natural History Museum on 2 October, hosted by Hill.

She said: ‘The awards recognize excellence in the areas of gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, race, culture and religion across Europe.

‘They are unique in recognizing all aspects of diversity across the whole of Europe and celebrate the best across both the corporate and campaigning aspects of diversity.’

There are 14 awards, including Company of the Year, Campaigner of the Year, Employee Network Group of the Year, Charity of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Previous winners have included ex-rugby international Ben Cohen who set up the StandUp Foundation for combating homophobic bullying.

European Diversity Awards founder, Linda Riley said: ‘The draconian laws passed in Russia demonstrate why there is still a real need to celebrate the people and the organizations who actively work promote a society in which we can all live freely in mutual tolerance and respect.’

You can nominate here.