Adele named as new gay icon

GaydarRadio listeners vote for the British pop songstress over rival Lady Gaga

Adele named as new gay icon
22 April 2012

Madonna and Kylie have a new sister in their pop royalty family, as Adele was named as a new gay icon today (22 April).

The Someone Like You singer won 55% of the thousands of votes cast by GaydarRadio listeners in the UK, while her nearest rival Lady Gaga only received 18.9%.

Other winners were Gareth Thomas, the first openly gay professional rugby union player, who won Celebrity of the Year picking up more than a quarter of the votes.

Openly gay Swedish footballer Anton Hysen was named Hero of the Year after getting more than a third of the votes.

Robin Crowley, programme controller at the station, said: ‘Adele has had a fantastic year with numerous Grammys and Brit Awards, but we know this is the accolade she has been waiting for.’

Rolling In The Deep was nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The British superstar also dominated the category for the most performed track of 2011 with two out of three songs – Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You – in the shortlist. 

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Intersex mayor Tony Briffa to stand for re-election in Melbourne

The world’s first openly intersex mayor will stand for re-election again this October
No thumbnail available

Gay Russian film banned under propaganda laws to screen in London

Despite being an 18, the film was rejected by Russian authorities because they believed it could 'influence' children
Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty to run all night in final weekends at London's V&A
No thumbnail available

Kids show their love for ‘10,000 dresses boy’ and other gay songs

Songs based on pro-LGBT books for kids are being trialed in UK city where Islamists have tried to seize control of schools
No thumbnail available

Korea TV airs first lesbian kiss, and it's epic

Regulator is investigating whether the smooch violates broadcast policy
No thumbnail available

LGBTI business conference team ring Nasdaq closing bell

The co-producers of the LGBTI-oriented business and marketing conference had the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York-based stock exchange yesterday
No thumbnail available

Almost half of Italians want same-sex marriage

Istituto Nazionale di Statistica released its first national survey on homosexuality in the Mediterranean country
No thumbnail available

Western Australia will become the latest state to introduce gay marriage bill

Another Australian state to take same-sex marriage legislation into their own hands
No thumbnail available

Philippines activists fear new cybercrime law will target trans people

New cybercrime prevention act will lead to extortion and harassment of trans people by the police, ProGay Philippines say
California Republican Party to go after transgender kids’ rights

California Republican Party to go after transgender kids’ rights

The openly gay vice-chairman of the Republican Party in California has warned that his party will try to use transgender students’ access to the bathrooms and changing rooms of their choice to wedge state Democrats and mobilize political donors