About the Golden Handbags

The Golden Handbag Awards, now in their twenty second year are Brighton & Hove's very own 'Gay Oscars'. They recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations who are part of Brighton & Hove's varied LGBT+ communities, while raising money for and awarding bursaries to local LGBT/HIV voluntary sector organisations.

Established in 1996 by Gscene magazine, the annual event has over the years raised more than £170,000 for local good causes.

This years awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in the Oxford Suite at the Hilton Brighton Metropole starting at 7.30pm. Hosted by Lola Lasagne, the lineup of artists appearing will include the 'biggest' girl group in the land - The Sundaes, drag queen extraordinaire - Drag With No Name, West End star - Lascel Wood and star of ITV's Transformation Street - Mzz Kimberley

Unreserved tickets costing £20 are available from Prowler at 112 St James Street. Prowler do not charge a booking fee so you can only pay cash in person in the shop.

All VIP table have sold out.

Voting in the 2018 Golden Handbag Awards closes at midnight on Tuesday, June 12.