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. 

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