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British LGBT Awards go to the polls

British LGBT Awards go to the polls

Joe Lycett, Rod Stewart and Harry Styles have all been nominated for this year’s British LGBT Awards.

The annual British LGBT Awards recognise leading LGBT+ celebrities, activists and allies, who have worked for the rights of LGBT+ people during the last year.

Joe Lycett has been nominated for Media Moment of the year, when he announced that he would shred £10,000 of his own money if footballer David Beckham did not pull out of his £10m deal with World Cup hosts Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.

Rod Stewart also turned an offer of over $1m to play in the country, saying that it was “not right to go”. He has been nominated in the Celebrity Ally category, along with Harry Styles, Michelle Visage and others.

Also up for the Media Moment of the Year is the casting of Ncuti Gatwa and Yasmin Finney on Doctor Who, and the hit Netflix series Heartstopper.

Nominees for the Swinton Insurance Sports Personality Award include Michael Gunning, Beth Mead and Alex Scott.

Nominees for the Johnson & Johnson Charity or Community Initiative Award include trans charity Mermaids, and Queer Britain, the UK’s first gay museum.

Among the contenders for the Metro Broadcaster or Journalist Awards are RuPaul, Graham Norton and comedian Rosie Jones, and Lizzo and Jessie Ware are among those shortlisted for the MTV Music Award.

Sarah Garrett, the founder of the British LGBT Awards, said: ‘It is more important than ever that we shine a light on those who have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBT+ community, during what has been another very challenging 12 months for the community.”

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