Kelly Osbourne says that she ‘can’t wait’ to host this year’s British LGBT Awards.
The awards will celebrate people who have worked to advance the rights of the LGBTI community over the past year.
Osbourne is a long-time supporter of LGBTI rights.
Speaking of her excitement hosting the awards, the TV presenter said that the LGBTI community is the only place where she feels like she ‘fits in’.
‘It’s the only community that accepted me’
The 34-year-old is the daughter of Black Sabbath frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, and reality show star, Sharon Osbourne.
Though she is not gay, Osbourne said that the LGBTI community has always had her back.
‘It’s the only community that accepted me,’ Osbourne said in an interview with the Mail Online.
‘It was the only world I ever really felt comfortable in, because, I don’t know what it feels like to fit in. I am so excited to be hosting these awards.’
Osbourne also spoke of how the awards can help spread awareness and builds support for LGBTI rights.
‘It is such an important event which shines a light on LGBT+ role models and those who are doing so much to advance the rights of LGBT+ people not only in Britain but all over the world.’
‘She’s the perfect choice’
Sarah Garrett, the founder of the British LGBT Awards, praised the upcoming host’s commitment to LGBTI rights.
‘Kelly is recognized as an international champion of the LGBT+ community, supporting charities like the Trevor Project, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and various initiatives for LGBT+ Youth,’ Garrett said.
‘She’s the perfect choice to host this years’ ceremony, which is shaping up to be the biggest British LGBT Awards yet. We’re looking forward to recognizing the diverse range of public figures and campaigners who use their platform to enhance the rights of the LGBT community.’
Honoring work to help the LGBTI community
A number of A-list stars are up for nominations for their work in helping the LGBTI community over the last year.
The nominations for this year’Celebrityay Ally award are singers Ellie Goulding and Dua Lipa, along with supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Demi Lovato, Kesha, and Rita Ora will be facing off to receive the Music Artist award. And actress and model Cara Delevingne will be competing with Gillian Anderson and Rylan Clark-Neal for the LGBT+ Celebrity title.
The ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel in London on Friday, 17 May.