POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –
Andrew Dalton is Chair of Hidayah, a U.K organisation that supports and campaigns for the voices of LGBTQI+ Muslims. Since taking over as Chair, the organisation has grown significantly to create groups for LGBTQI+ Muslims in Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, London and Manchester. Hidayah, with partners, have put together the LGBTQI+, Intersectionality and Islam Conference and have spoken to Malaysian Government Officials about the treatment of LGBTQI+ Muslims in their nation state. Drew is also the founder of Thrive NE, an HIV/AIDS support organisation for people living with HIV in the North East of England, which saw membership shift from zero to over 40 people. He is currently the founder and Chair of ReportOUT, a global SOGI human rights organisation which researches and documents human rights abuses against SOGI people worldwide.