British LGBT Awards: Shortlist of leading gay activists, celebrities and their allies announced

Justin Trudeau shortlisted for the International Ally award

James Corden made the list alongside Annie Lenox and Dawn French
James Corden made the list alongside Annie Lenox and Dawn French

David Beckham, James Corden and Harry Styles are among the celebrities to make the shortlist for this year's British LGBT Awards.

The awards celebrate the campaigners, community activists and straight allies who have done something to advance the fight for LGBT rights during the past 12 months.

Among the nominees is the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who has been shortlisted for the International Ally award, while the transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox has been nominated for LGBT+ “Celebrity of the Year”.

Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is up for Broadcaster/Journalist of the Year.

Sarah Garrett, British LGBT Awards founder, said: “The 2018 NatWest British LGBT Awards shortlist showcases a range public figures and famous straight allies who use their platform to enhance the rights of the LGBT community. The ceremony on 11 May is set to be the biggest British LGBT Awards to date."

Comedian Alan Carr, who hosted the LGBT Awards last year, said: “It is a fantastic event that does so much to celebrate people in the LGBT community who are making a real difference, as well highlighting the straight allies who give their much-needed support. It is always a glitzy and fabulous affair with some very special moments.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London on 11 May.

The nominees in full:

Celebrity straight ally

Anna Friel

Annie Lennox

Ariana Grande

David Beckham

Dawn French

Harry Styles

James Corden

John Bishop

Nick Jonas

Victoria Derbyshire

LGBT+ Celebrity

Cara Delevingne

Colton Haynes

Demi Lovato

Laverne Cox

Matt Lucas

Paul O'Grady

Rylan Clark

Sarah Paulson

Sean Hayes

Susan Calman

Broadcaster/Journalist

Craig Revel-Horwood

Edward Enninful

Graham Norton

James Ingham

Janet Mock

Kate McKinnon

Mark Foster

Sandi Toksvig

Stephen Fry

Sue Perkins

Music Artist

Dua Lipa

Frank Ocean

Hayley Kiyoko

Jess Gylnne

Kehlani

P!nk

Pvris

Rita Ora

Tegan & Sara

Troye Sivan

Online Influencer

Connor Franta

Hannah Hart

Munroe Bergdorf

Natasha Negovanlis

Orion Carloto

Dr. Ranj Singh

Riyadh Khalaf

Stevie Boebi

Tommy Dorfman

Tyler Oakley

Media Moment

Australia Says “yes”

Bill Potts Joins Dr Who

Cyrus Comes Out on Andi Mack

In a Heartbeat Animated Short Film

Justin Trudeau Apologises to the Lgbt+ Community

Laverne Cox on Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Front Cover

Moonlight Wins an Oscar

Olly Alexander & the Bbc: Growing up Gay

Star Trek Discovery Features a Same-sex Couple

Will & Grace Makes Comeback

Best Destination

Copenhagen, Denmark

Berlin, Germany

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gothenburg, Sweden

Madrid, Spain

Palm Springs, Usa

Reykjavik, Iceland

Taipei, Taiwan

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tokyo, Japan

Charity or Community Initiative

Allout

Born This Way Foundation

Diversity Role Models

Gendered Intelligence

London Gaymers

Manchester Pride

Outdoor Lads

Outright International

Pride in London

Switchboard

Brand or Marketing Campaign

Amazon

Converse

M&Ms

Mccain

Playboy

Qantas

Skittles

Smirnoff

Starbucks

Youtube

Corporate Straight Ally

Anna Cross, Barclays

Emma Carey, MSB

Jo Coughlan, MUFG

Laura Hinton, PwC

Mark Barnett, Mastercard

Peter Madden, Arcadis

Peter Markey, TSB

Simon Burton, House of Lords

Susan Allen, Santander

Warwick Matthews, Rolls-Royce

Diversity Champion

Andrew Porter, Diageo

Carl Clarke, Vodafone

Claire Skinner, Mercer

David Levine, Disney

Joanna Walker, Virgin Money

Laura Hodgson, Norton Rose Fulbright

Paresh Ravat, BNP Paribas

Sandy Darcy, Thames Water

Steven Cox, Fujitsu

Theresa Farrenson, Aon

LGBT+ Inspirational Leader

Antonia Belcher, MHBC Create

Ed Fairhurst, Shell

Emiro Mendoza, Carat

Emma Goodford, Knight Frank

Geoff Godwin, AiG

Jonathan Mcclelland, M&G Investments

Kelly Canterford, Jll

Luca Sale, Amazon

Narind Singh, Clifford Chance

Pips Bunce, Credit Suisse

LGBT+ Corporate Rising Star

Ben Cawley, Standard Chartered Bank

Chris Howard, Epam & Capgemini

Dunni Alao, Ministry of Defence

Emily Sendall, Deloitte

John Dickinson, Tesco

Jonathan Andrews, Reed Smith

Julia Atwater, Atos

Leng Montgomery, Sainsbury's

Melanie Jackson, National Grid

Ryan Bleach, Nomura

LGBT+ Network Group

Allianz Insurance, Allianz

Asda Pride, Asda

Breathe, Kpmg

Glow, Dentons

Houseproud, Genesis Housing

Interenergy

Mpride, Metro Bank

Out@in, Linkedin

Parliout, Parliament

Spectrum, GSK

Employer or Company

Army

Channel 4

Deloitte

EY

HSBC UK

Mi5

Pinsent Masons

Travelodge

Viacom

Visa

Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life

Alice Wallace - Opening Doors London

Ethan Spibey - Freedom to Donate

John O’doherty - Rainbow Project NI

Lewis Oakley - Bisexual Activist

Linda Riley – Diva Magazine

Paris Lees - Transgender Activist, Journalist

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - UK Black Pride

Ruth Hunt - Stonewall

Steve Taylor - LGBTI Activist, Pride Leader

Susie Green - Mermaids

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