Prince William, Lady Gaga, and a whole host of celebrities have been nominated for the British LGBT Awards.
The full shortlist for the 2017 Awards, taking place on 12 May, were announced this morning (20 February).
Dubbed Britain’s ‘gay Oscars’, the event seeks to celebrate individuals and organizations working to promote equality and advance LGBTI rights.
‘The 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards shortlist features inspirational people who have and continue to use their platform to promote and enhance LGBT rights all over the world,’ Sarah Garret MBE, founder of the British LGBT Awards, said in a statement.
‘All nominees are absolutely deserving of their place on the shortlist but it is now down to the public to choose their winners ahead of the ceremony which is set to be the biggest yet when it takes place in London on 12 May.’
Speaking out against homophobic bullying landed Prince William a nomination as Straight Ally of the Year.
He goes up against James Corden, who honored the victims of the Pulse massacer as he opened the 2016 Tony Awards, as well as Ariana Grande and football legend Thierry Henry.
This year’s award will also pay tribute to the late George Michael, who died on Christmas Day 2016. Read the full shortlist here
Source: Gay Star News