Brian May wins ‘Straight Ally of the Year’ LGBT Awards



2016-05-13 Adam Lambert at British LGBT Awards giving award to Brian May

DAILY MIRROR reported reported 13 May 2016: British LGBT Awards winners as Ian McKellen, Brian May and Danny Dyer all pick up big prizes

The RBS British LGBT Awards took place in London on Friday night (13 May) as the annual bash honoured the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Brian May.

Queen legend Brian May was given the Straight Ally of the Year accolade by his bandmate Adam Lambert. The American Idol winner also presented EastEnders’ Danny Dyer with the TV Celebrity Straight Ally prize.

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LGBT Awards: Sir Ian McKellan, Mel B, Brian May Brian May was amongst the winners

Brian May

A range of gay stars and ‘straight allies’ were recognised at the glitzy ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms, with the event hosted by Mel B and Duncan James. Stage and screen veteran McKellen was handed the prestigious Global Icon Award to pay tribute to his longstanding activism on equality issues. Chatty Man star Alan Carr picked up the LGBT Celebrity of the Year gong, while BBC Two show Boy Meets Girl – the UK’s first transgender comedy – won Media Moment of the Year. Other winners included Newsnight’s Evan Davis (Broadcaster of the Year), Olympic boxer Nicola Adams (Sports Personality) and Sam Smith (Music Artist of the Year). Some of the UK’s top business leaders, charities and organisations were also recognised for their commitment to the LGBT community.


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