Sue Perkins is revealed as the host of the British LGBT Awards


‘I’m honoured and excited to be a part of it’: Sue Perkins is revealed as the host of the British LGBT Awards

Sue Perkins has been announced as the host of the upcoming British LGBT Awards. 

This year’s awards, in association with Macquarie and Tesco, are set to take place on Friday June 24, celebrating leading LGBT+ activists, allies and celebrity figures who have worked to advance the rights of LGBT+ people in the last year. 

Lesbian icon Sue, 52, said she was ‘honoured and excited’ to be chosen for the role, which sees her follow in the footsteps of past hosts Mel B, Alan Carr and Kelly Osbourne

'I'm honoured and excited to be a part of it': Sue Perkins has been unveiled as the host of the British LGBT Awards ahead of the ceremony on June 24

‘I’m honoured and excited to be a part of it’: Sue Perkins has been unveiled as the host of the British LGBT Awards ahead of the ceremony on June 24

Sue told MailOnline: ‘I am very excited to be hosting the 2022 British LGBT Awards.

‘This is one of the year’s most important celebrations of the LGBT+ community and I’m delighted to be involved. It is always such a great event, shining a light on role models and those who advance the rights of LGBT+ people in Britain and across the world.

‘This event always attracts the biggest names, and this year will be no exception. I’m honoured to be a part of it. It is going to be a blast!’

Great news: Lesbian icon Sue, 52, said she was 'honoured and excited' to be chosen for the role, which sees her follow in the footsteps of past hosts Mel B, Alan Carr and Kelly Osbourne

Great news: Lesbian icon Sue, 52, said she was ‘honoured and excited’ to be chosen for the role, which sees her follow in the footsteps of past hosts Mel B, Alan Carr and Kelly Osbourne

The announcement comes after the British LGBT Awards 2022 shortlist was unveiled, with Olly Alexander and Lady Gaga both being nominated in the Celebrity of the Year category, and Dua Lipa up for the MTV – Music Artist prize.

In addition to It’s A Sin actor and Years & Years singer Olly, 31, pop star Gaga, 35, and recording artist Dua, 26, comedian Alan Carr, 45, television presenter Rylan Clark, 33, rapper Lady Leshurr, 34, and hit band Steps are also among the nominees.

Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker, 39, Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, 37, Harry Potter icon Daniel Radcliffe, 32, and Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall, 29, have all been nominated for the Celebrity Ally Award, a gong previously handed to Prince William in 2017. 

Winner? The British LGBT Awards 2022 shortlist was announced with It's A Sin actor and Years & Years singer Olly Alexander, 31, nominated in the Celebrity of the Year category

Winner? The British LGBT Awards 2022 shortlist was announced with It’s A Sin actor and Years & Years singer Olly Alexander, 31, nominated in the Celebrity of the Year category

All stars: This year's awards, in association with Macquarie and Tesco, are set to take place on Friday 24 June, with Dua Lipa, 26, also up for a prize

All stars: This year’s awards, in association with Macquarie and Tesco, are set to take place on Friday 24 June, with Dua Lipa, 26, also up for a prize

Crown actress Emma Corrin, 26, and Pose stars Billy Porter, 52, MJ Rodriguez, 31, and Indya Moore, 27, are all up for Celebrity of the Year, while non-binary singer-songwriter Sam Smith, 29, is nominated for the Music Artist of the Year gong.

BBC’s poignant documentary Freddie Mercury: The Final Act has been shortlisted for the Media Moment prize.

The programme, starring the late Freddie’s fellow Queen band members Brian May, 74, and Roger Taylor, 72, plus The Who’s Roger Daltry, 77, told the story of Freddie’s life and how – after his death from Aids – Queen staged the huge Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium in April 1992, just six months after his death, to celebrate his life and challenge the prejudices around HIV.

Australian football player Josh Cavallo, 22, coming out as gay, the first same-sex male partnership of Johannes Radebe, 34, and John Whaite, 32, on Strictly Come Dancing, and Victoria Scone, 28, starring as the first assigned female at birth queen on BBC Three’s  RuPaul’s Drag Race are all nominated in the same category.

Born to perform: Also nominated are Johannes Radebe, 34, and John Whaite, 32, who starred on last year's Strictly Come Dancing as the show's first all-male partnership

Born to perform: Also nominated are Johannes Radebe, 34, and John Whaite, 32, who starred on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing as the show’s first all-male partnership

British LGBT Awards founder Sarah Garrett said: ‘These awards 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.

‘The nominees, which include an exciting mix of famous LGBT+ faces, allies and organisations have all demonstrated a commitment to advancing LGBT+ rights. 

‘The awards on 24 June will be a huge celebration of our culture.’

Previous British LGBT Award winners include Caitlyn Jenner, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Paul O’Grady. 

BRITISH LGBT AWARDS 2022 SHORTLIST

CELEBRITY 

Ben Whishaw

Billy Porter

Bimini Bon Boulash

Emma Corrin

Indya Moore

Lady Gaga

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Olly Alexander

Russell Tovey

T’Nia Miller

MTV – MUSIC ARTIST 

Arlo Parks

Dodie Clark

Dua Lipa

Kehlani

Lady Leshurr

Lil Nas X

Lucy Spraggan

Sam Smith

Steps

Will Young

CELEBRITY ALLY   

Alicia Keys

Dan Reynolds

Daniel Radcliffe

Davina McCall

Ellie Goulding

Jade Thirlwall

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jodie Whittaker

Jürgen Klopp

Lewis Hamilton

BROADCAST JOURNALIST, OR HOST

 Alan Carr

Ben Hunte

Dean McCullough

Edward Enninful

Jason Okundaye

Joe Lycett

Owain Wyn Evans

Rav Bansal

Rylan Clark

Shivani Dave 

MEDIA MOMENT

‘Born This Way’ 10-Year Anniversary

Joshua Cavllo Becomes The First Openly Gay Active Top Tier Male Footballer

Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘Team LGBT’

John & Johannes On Strictly Come Dancing

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Features Assigned Female At Birth Queen, Victoria Scone

Lil Nas X’s Single ‘Call Me By Your Name (Montero)’

Sex Education’s Non-Binary Representation

Eternal’s Openly Gay Superhero, Phastos

BBC’S Freddie Mercury: The Final Act Documentary

The Progress Pride F1 Helmet Livery

SWINTON INSURANCE – SPORTS PERSONALITY 

Alana Smith

Beth Mead

Caster Semenya

Colin Jackson

Demi Stokes

Emma Wiggs

Josh Cavallo

Laurel Hubbard

Megan Rapinoe

Tom Daley

ONLINE INFLUENCER 

Kyle De’Volle

Calle Y Poché

Jamie Raines

Sebb Argo & Dion Yorkie

Mawaan Rizwan

Yasmin Benoit

Rudy Jean

DJ Krystal Lake

James Barr & Dan Hudson

Charlie Allan

TESCO – BRAND OR MARKETING CAMPAIGN   

Harry’s ‘Never Been Prouder’ Shave With Pride Campaign

LEGO’s Everyone Is Awesome Set

Levi’s All Pronouns All Love Campaign

Liverpool FC Red Together

Network Rail ‘Do I Offend You’

Norwegian Postal Service’s ‘When Harry Met Santa’ Advert

Royal Navy’s ‘Wherever You Are’ Advert

Sky’s Pride Month 2021 Collection

The Rainbow Lottery

Zipcar’s Have Pride In Your Ride Campaign

JOHNSON & JOHNSON – CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE 

 akt

Black Trans Foundation

Chester Pride

Gaysians

Gendered Intelligence

Hidayah LGBT+

LGBT Foundation

Out and Proud African LGBTI (OPAL)

Stonewall

Trans in the City

JUST EAT TAKEAWAY – OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LGBT+ LIFE 

Abbey Kiwanuka

Avi Kay

Dettie Gould

Dr Alexander Rhys

Ethan Spibey

Jon Holmes

Juno Dawson

Lex Shu Chan

Oscar Davies

Philip Anderson

MACQUARIE – INSPIRATIONAL LEADER 

Peter Lewin, Levi’s

Mark Timms, HSBC UK

Oliver Gross, KPMG

Matt Scarff, ITV

Sarah Rench, Avanade

Ben Jackson, Wickes

Rishi Madlani, NatWest

Emily Hamilton, RS Components

Leo Nicholas, Nest Corporation

Damien Shieber, Santander

HSBC – BUSINESS ALLY

Allison Whittington, Zurich Municipal

Vicky Rowland, Sage

Tim Riecken, National Grid

Rishi Jain, Liverpool FC

Donna Kelly, CGI

Laura Yeates, Clifford Chance

Dayna Donaldson, Disney

Anna Radford, Johnson & Johnson

Max Taylor, Vodafone

Sophie Whiteman, Allianz

LGIM – DIVERSITY HERO 

Adam Wilson, Virgin Media O2

Belton Flournoy, Protoviti

Chloe Bolland, UBS

Ed Rogers, Ford

Jerry Daykin, GSK

Jonathan Pascoe, VIACOMCBS

Kevin Humphreys, Jacobs

Luke Ives, ARUP

Pauric Havlin, TCS

Tolu Osinubi, Deloitte

FUTURE LEADER 

 Bruna Gil, Linkedin

Fabio Peyer, Morningstar

Jake Hallas, Rolls-Royce

Kim Warren, Credera

Luke Kolbohm, BDP

Magda Markowska, Nielsen IQ

Oliver Rieche, Reed Smith

Patzy Drozdz, Shell

Sophie Kershaw, PWC

Sophy Merrick, Credit Suisse

NETWORK RAIL – NETWORK GROUP (ERG) 

STEP, AIG

BP Pride, BP

4Pride, Channel 4

Proud FT, Financial Times

Hearst Pride UK, Hearst

Legal and Generals LGBTQ+ Allies Network, LGIM

Pride At Mace, Mace

PINCC Group, NSPCC

Proud @ Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s

[email protected], Sky UK

INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER OR COMPANY

Barclays

Google

Just Eat Takeaway.com

Macquarie

Metro Bank

OVO

Publicis Groupe

Tesco Stores Ltd

Thames Water

Unilever

 

 

 

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