The Third Sector Awards – we’ve been shortlisted!

3 August 2017 by Alana Avery

ITV meets All About Trans

We are delighted to announce that our longest running project, All About Trans, has been shortlisted in the Third Sector Awards “Small charity, big achiever” category.

Our team may be small, but we have the pleasure of collaborating with brilliant partners and community leaders, a trans-led Advisory Group and hundreds of dedicated participants UK wide.

With our interactions, innovative camps, social events and coffee meet-ups, we’ve engaged over 400 sector professionals and more than 250 trans people in nearly six years. This has helped bring about trans actors playing trans roles on EastEnders and Hollyoaks, the award-winning BBC Two sitcom Boy Meets Girl and over 550 positive media portrayals of trans and non-binary matters. Our work has even brought about guidance for journalists and contributed to the new Independent Press Standards Organisation guidelines for journalists covering trans stories.

Working across the UK, we’ve connected journalists to people in the community, and promoted trans voices in the media – including the series of documentary shorts created in collaboration with My Genderation called My Trans Story, hosted on All4 and three BBC Radio 1 documentaries presented by the award-winning journalist Paris Lees: The Hate Debate, Staying Out and My Transgender Punk Rock Story.

All About Trans co-founder and On Road trustee, Sarah Lennox said:

“The staff and trustees of On Road Media are over the moon to be a “Small charity, big achiever” finalist in the Third Sector Awards for our work on All About Trans. I’m so proud to be a trustee of this dynamic little charity whose dedicated small team never fail to punch above their weight. The positivity they inspire constantly amazes me. Through collaborating with many excellent partners, a committed trans-led Advisory Board and hundreds of dedicated participants UK-wide, All About Trans has brought about huge improvement in the representation of trans and non-binary people in the British media.”

We’re delighted to have our work recognised alongside four other excellent charities – Autism Life Dogs, The British Hen Welfare Trust, Pregnancy Sickness Support and The Bike Project. More about these organisations here.

The award ceremony took place Thursday 21 September, and we were delighted to be joint winners alongside Autism Life Dogs. More about this coming soon – keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter pages for our update!