COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –
Sparkle – The National Transgender Charity began as the organisers of the annual Sparkle Weekend, hosted in Sackville Gardens in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village. Since becoming a registered charity in 2011, the Sparkle Weekend has grown exponentially, and now it is the largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity in the world. The charity also organises Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance service, one of the largest TDoR events in the UK, and offers support and advice to businesses, public sector organisations, and educational institutions on how to support gender variant colleagues, customers, service users, students, and other stakeholders. Run by passionate and dedicated volunteers, this sensational charity also undertakes projects throughout the year to further its aims of promoting a positive representation of the trans, non-binary/genderfluid and intersex community.