Journalist of Year award for Jason
Jason Kennedy has won Journalist of the Year at the annual GALAS, Ireland's LGBT+ awards.
Kennedy (28), from Borrisokane, Co Tipperary, was short-listed for the award alongside Una Mullally, Lyra McKee and Peter McGuire. The Irish Independent and Independent.ie journalist was awarded funding through the Simon Cumbers Award and will soon travel to Mozambique to report on LGBT lives since decriminalisation there.
Katherine Zappone was awarded Political Figure of the Year, while her late wife Ann Louise Gilligan was honoured posthumously.