Years & Years’ Olly Alexander calls David Cameron’s LGBT award “a fresh pile of stinking misery”

Years & Years frontman objects to the former PM being named "Ally of the Year" by a leading LGBT website.

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander has shared his disdain for an LGBT news website’s decision to give David Cameron an “ally” award.

PinkNews named the Conservative former Prime Minister its “Ally of the Year” because he oversaw the legalisation of same-sex marriage while he was in office. Cameron has said this is one of his proudest achievements in politics.

However, Alexander wrote on Twitter yesterday (October 26) that the award for Cameron was an “AMAZING FRESH PILE OF STINKING MISERY”.


Alexander’s disappointment has been echoed by many members of the LGBT community on Twitter. In an opinion piece written for The Huffington Post, graphic designer, activist and drag performer Jake Johnstone pointed out that Cameron “voted against gay people adopting” on several occasions.

“As Prime Minister, David Cameron cut sexual health services that are vital to the gay community,” Johnstone added. “More so, he cut funding into essential HIV prevention research – a move that could potentially stop tens of thousands of people in the UK from ever seeing a cure or significant advance in medicines in their lifetime.”

Olly Alexander has previously shared his support for Jeremy Corbyn, calling himself “a real left winger” and even saying of the Labour leader: “I fancy him a bit.”

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