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From Gus Kenworthy to Hayley Kiyoko: British LGBT Awards 2019 nominees revealed

From Gus Kenworthy to Hayley Kiyoko: British LGBT Awards 2019 nominees revealed

Munroe Bergdorf, Gus Kenworthy, Amandla Stenburg, Hayley Kiyoko and Jonathan Van Ness | Photos: Instagram

The full list of nominees for the British LGBT Awards 2019 has been revealed – so vote now!

British LGBTI stars such as model Cara Delevingne and TV personality Gok Wan are up for awards, along with US acting names like Gillian Anderson and Lena Waithe.

Meanwhile straight stars up for the ‘Celebrity Ally’ award include Dua Lipa, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jameela Jamil.

Cressida Dick CBE of the Metropolitan Police and Joshua Graff of LinkedIn are among the nominees for ‘LGBT+ Inspirational Leader’, while Google, Vodafone, Boohoo and LinkedIn are among the major organizations vying for prizes on the night.

Clifford Chance are the headline sponsor of the event.

This year’s ceremony will be held at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square on Friday 17 May.

Last year’s was presented by Blue singer Duncan James and Spice Girl Melanie B. This year’s have yet to be revealed.

Narind Singh, Corporate partner at Clifford Chance, commented: ‘We’re incredibly proud to be the headline sponsor of this year’s British LGBT Awards. Diversity and inclusion is central to our strategy as we believe that that people flourish and perform at their very best in a collegiate and supportive environment.’

Narind furthermore said: ‘The British LGBT Awards shortlist is packed with inspirational individuals who use their own platforms to promote equality within the workplace and beyond, and we look forward to seeing who is honoured on the night.’

Speaking to Gay Star News Sarah Garrett MBE, founder of the British LGBT Awards said: ‘Every year the British LGBT Awards just keep on getting bigger. I hope Gay Star News readers get involved again and make sure they vote for their favorite nominees.’

She added: ‘This year with the launch of our LGBT+ youth survey through LGBT25, we are discovering that there is as much need to showcase role models as ever.’

She continued: ‘A really broad mix of deserving people and organisations have been nominated – it’s our most diverse shortlist yet. From actors to musicians, TV personalities and influencers, the list is an amazing group of role models who have supported the community and shown their commitment to raising awareness and advancing LGBT+ rights.’

Marjorie Strachan, Head of Inclusion at NatWest furthermore said: ‘NatWest is pleased to continue our partnership with The British LGBT Awards. The awards are about more than recognising the nominees and winners, they are about creating a change in attitudes towards diversity and inclusion in every part of the UK. This is something that we are committed to, and proud to celebrate.’

The 2019 British LGBT Award nominees in full

Celebrity Ally

Benedict Cumberbatch

Dua Lipa

Ellie Goulding

Jameela Jamil

Jodie Comer

Little Mix

Michael B. Jordan

Naomi Campbell

Susanna Reid

Timothée Chalamet

LGBT+ Celebrity

Amandla Stenberg

Cara Delevingne

Cynthia Nixon

Ezra Miller

Gillian Anderson

Gok Wan

John Barrowman

Lena Waithe

Ruby Rose

Rylan Clark-Neal

Broadcaster Or Journalist

Amplify Dot (A.Dot)

Anna Richardson

Edward Enninful

Jonathan Van Ness

Liv Little

Paris Lees

Paul O’Grady

Phillip Picardi


Stephen Fry

Sports Personality

Adam Rippon

Gareth Thomas

Gus Kenworthy

Keegan Hirst

Mark Foster

Mel Reid

Nicola Adams

Parinya Charoenphol

Tadd Fujikawa

Zack Leader

Music Artist

Billie Eilish

Demi Lovato


Hayley Kiyoko

Jaden Smith

Janelle Monáe


Rita Ora

Troye Sivan


Media Moment

ITV’s Coronation Street’s Rana and Kate storyline

Courtney Act wins Channel 4’s CBB and hosts The Bi Life

Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams

Netflix’s Nanette by Hannah Gadsby

ITV’s Butterfly release

20th Century Fox’s Love, Simon

Netflix’s Queer Eye Season 2

The CW’s Supergirl features trans actor playing first ever trans superhero

Freeform’s The Bold Type Kat and Adena storyline

The Miseducation of Cameron Post starring Chloë Grace Moretz

Online Influencer

Calle y Poché

Chella Man

Jazz Jennings

Karin & Skyler

Keiynan Lonsdale

Melanie Murphy

Munroe Bergdorf

Pabllo Vittar

Teddy Edwardes

Travis Alabanza

Charity Or Community Initiative

Ditch The Label



Gendered Intelligence


HRC Foundation

LGBT Youth Scotland

Love Equality NI


Naz and Matt Foundation

Outstanding Contribution To LGBT+ Life

Baroness Elizabeth Barker

Claire Harvey MBE

Dinesh Bhugra CBE

Joanie Evans

Khakan Qureshi

Marc Thompson

Peter Tatchell

Reeta Loi

Tim Sigsworth MBE

Tuvia Borok

Brand or Marketing Campaign


Amazon Alexa

Boohoo: Pride Collection

Calvin Klein: Wear Yours With Pride

H&M Pride Collection

Levi’s: Be Proud. Be Bold. Be Yourself.


River Island: #LabelsAreForClothes

Spotify: Pride Stories

Volvo: Drive with Pride

LGBT+ Inspirational Leader

Cressida Dick CBE, Metropolitan Police

Emma Woollcott, Mishcon De Reya

Geffrye Parsons, Macquarie Group

Geoff Godwin, AIG

Joshua Graff, LinkedIn

Mark Armario, Barclays

Martin Parkes, BlackRock

Ollie Saunders, JLL

Pedro Pina, Google

Richard Hodgson, Linklaters

Corporate Ally

Cathy Travers, Mott MacDonald

Helen Milford, Argos

Jim Herbert, AON

Michael Marks, LGIM

Peter Harrison, Schroders

Dr Rebecca Emerson, Oliver Wyman

Simon Hodgkinson, BP

Stephanie Smith, Allianz Insurance

Steve Hails, Thames Tideway Tunnel

Tim Craddock, Network Rail

Diversity Hero

Amanda McKay, Balfour Beatty

Ben Foat, Post Office

David Pearson, KPMG

Denise Hart, PWC

Erik Tomlin, Viacom International Media Networks

Maureen Wanjiku, Amazon

Neha-Jasmin (Jas), GSK

Rob Hudson, St. Modwen

Simone Joachim, Rolls-Royce

Tom Kohler, Deloitte


Bhavik Pancholi, TSB

Brian Kennedy, Dentons

Jemma Kameen, Sainsbury’s

Karen Flynn-Macfarlane, RBS

Lieutenant Commander Gordon Jones, Royal Navy

Mandy Rayment, Dentsu Aegis Network

Marion Bentata, State Street

Nadine Rae, TSSA

Oliver Holmes, Accenture

Tim Evans, Gowling WLG


4Pride, Channel 4

Gayglers UK Chapter (LGBTQ+ Employee Engagement Group), Google

HSBC Pride Network, HSBC

Kaleidoscope, Arcadis

Microsoft Gleam ERG, Microsoft

Moody’s LGBTA ERG, Moody’s

Open&Out UK, Johnson & Johnson’s LGBT+ and Ally Network

Open Pride UK, Omnicom Group

PlayStation LGBT+ Group, Sony PlayStation

Spectrum, Barclays

Inclusive Company or Employer



Credit Suisse

Heathrow Airport

Lloyds Banking Group

Metro Bank

Northern Trust


The Walt Disney Company

Vodafone Group

For more information and to vote, visit the British LGBT Awards website.

See also:

Trans activist Munroe Bergdorf gives powerful alternative ‘Qween’s Speech’

Amandla Stenberg: It’s time for an LGBT superhero film