Sam Smith, Elliot Page and Harry Styles lead British LGBT Awards shortlist

Rachel Badham April 21, 2021

Dozens of LGBTQ+ celebrities, allies and queer TV shows have been nominated for the upcoming British LGBT Awards, with voting taking place online. LGBTQ+ musicians including Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Rina Sawayama and Lil Nas X have been nominated in the top music artists category. Elliot Page, RuPaul and Queer Eye’s Tan France were shortlisted for the top celebrity award.  

Michelle Visage was nominated for the celebrity ally award

Drag Race judge Michelle Visage and Melanie C from the Spice Girls were featured in the top celebrity allies category, while hit shows It’s A Sin and Killing Eve have secured places in the Media Moments category, alongside Nicola and Katya who featured as Strictly Come Dancing’s first same-sex couple last year. 

Founder of the awards, Sarah Garrett, said: “These awards shine a light on those who have stood shoulder to shoulder with the LGBTQ+ community, during what has been an extremely challenging 12 months. The nominees, which include an exciting mix of famous LGBTQ+ faces, allies and organisations have all demonstrated a commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ rights.”