Sam Thompson, 26, will receive the Special Recognition Award after campaigning to raise awareness and reducing the stigma for sexual assaults against men.
In September 2016, Sam was raped by two men but says he felt worse after reporting the horrific ordeal.
He says he was asked questions about his sexuality as well as made to feel as though he was lying.
Sam is now a Survivors ambassador, working with Coronation Street, advising soap bosses on the David Platt storyline. He also helps trains Greater Manchester Police officers on how to deal with male survivors of sexual assault.
Other winners include Sgt Lee Valentine, DC Marsha Selby, DC Ashleigh Williams, DC Tom Wright, Adam Ward and Miah Uddin who receive the Emergency Services Award after tackling a terrorist who unleashed hell at Manchester’s Victoria Station following a triple stabbing on New Year’s Eve in 2018.
The MEN Pride of Manchester Awards, in partnership with TSB, will premiere on youtube.com/prideofbritainawards this Thursday at 7pm.
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