Dua Lipa, Frank Ocean and Harry Styles among nominees for British LGBT Awards

The awards will take place in May.

The shortlist of nominees for the British LGBT Awards has been announced, celebrating celebs, activists and businesses who have championed LGBT rights in the past 12 months.

Dua Lipa, Frank Ocean, Jess Glynne and Rita Ora are among musicians up for the ‘music artist’ award.

‘LGBT+ celebrity’ nominees include Laverne Cox, Cara Delevigne, Demi Lovato and Colton Haynes, while Harry Styles, James Corden, Annie Lennox and David Beckham are among those fighting it out for the ‘straight ally’ category.

“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,” says Sarah Garrett, British LGBT Awards founder, revealing that it’s “set to be the biggest British LGBT Awards to date”.

Last year’s host Alan Carr spoke out, saying: “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 awards will take place on May 11 at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

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 and the BBC’s ‘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/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/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 – Mermaid

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