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Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards

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The shortlist for the British LGBT Awards 2017 has been announced. The awards celebrate community activists, public figures and straight allies who work to advance the rights of LGBT communities.

Many of our clients and their fantastic employees have featured in the list with ITV shortlisted for two of the Top 10 Media Moments, including transgender presenter India Willoughby featuring on Loose Women and Rylan Clark-Neal presenting This Morning with his husband, Dan. BBC have also been recognised in this category for Russell T Davies introduction of a lesbian kiss in their production of A Midsummers Night’s Dream.

BBC’s Christmas advert has been listed in the Top 10 Brands or Marketing Campaigns category for its depiction of two men kissing, alongside Lloyds Banking Group for their #HeSaidYes campaign. Lloyds Banking Group’s Karin Cook has also been nominated in the Top 10 LGBT+ Corporate Straight Allies category, along with Reed Smith’s Tamara Box, Tesco Bank’s Benny Higgins and Barclays’ Mike Roemer. Sue Baines, Barclays, and Jude Satchell-Foley, Atos, have been nominated in the Reed Smith Top 10 LGBT+ Inspirational Leaders category.

This year’s Corporate Rising Stars include Gary Coetzee from Lendlease Group, Craig Dillon from Sky and Christina Riley from Balfour Beatty; whilst the Barclays Top 10 Employers or Companies category features EDF, HSBC and PwC. Network Rail's Archway the LGBT Network has made it onto the Top 10 LGBT+ Network Groups list as well as ITV’s Pride Network. And, of course, Stonewall has featured on GMB Top 10 Charities or Community Initiatives.

British LGBT Awards founder Sarah Garrett MBE said: “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.

“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.”

The full shortlist is as follows:

Top 10 media moments 

Image of Rylan and Dan present This Morning for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Rylan and Dan present This Morning

Black Mirror's San Junipero Episode

Broadway Musical Hamilton Delivers Message To Vice President Pence

Cyndi Lauper Rewrites Kinky Boots In Support Of Trans Rights

Gaycation, A Worldwide LGBT+ Cultural Journey, Airs On Viceland

India Willoughby Features On Loose Women Panel

News Coverage Of Worldwide Orlando Vigils

Rio Olympics Features Most LGBT+ Athletes Ever

Russell T Davies Introduces A Lesbian Kiss To The BBC's A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rylan And His Husband Dan Present This Morning On ITV

Supergirl's Sister Alex Danvers Comes Out As A Lesbian

 

Adidas Top 10 LGBT+ Celebrities

Image of Lady Gaga for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Lady Gaga

Olly Alexander

Laverne Cox

Cara Delevingne

Lady Gaga

Lauren Jauregui

Dustin Lance Black

Kate McKinnon

Ellen Page

RuPaul

Russell Tovey

 

Top 10 LGBT+ Celebrity Rising Stars

Image of Stephanie Hirst for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Stephanie Hirst

Saara Aalto

Munroe Bergdorf

Shannon Beveridge

Mhairi Black MP

Dino Fetscher

Stephanie Hirst

Matt Lister

Calum Scott

George Shelley

Annie Wallace

 

Virgin Holidays Top 10 Celebrity Straight Allies

Image of Prince William for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

James Corden

Ariana Grande

Anne Hathaway

Thierry Henry

Annie Lennox

Macklemore

Prince William

J.K. Rowling

Patrick Stewart

Emma Watson

 

Signature Living Top 10 Best Destinations

Image of Barcelona, Spain for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Barcelona, Spain

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Barcelona, Spain

Miami, Florida

New York, New York

Palm Springs, California

Richmond, Virginia

San Francisco, California

Stockholm, Sweden

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vancouver, Canada

 

GMB Top 10 Charities or Community Initiatives

Image of Stonewall for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Stonewall

401 Challenge/Foundation

Albert Kennedy Trust

Diversity Role Models

GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)

Happy Hippy Foundation

Kick It Out (LGBT)

Mermaids

R U Coming Out?

Stonewall

Thrive NE

 

Top 10 Broadcasters or Journalists 

Image of Graham Norton for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Graham Norton

Clare Balding

Rylan Clark-Neal

Jane Hill

Owen Jones

Rachel Maddow

Graham Norton

Paul O'Grady

Tyler Oakley

Sue Perkins

Adele Roberts

 

Viacom Top 10 Music Artists

Image of Adele for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Adele

Adele

Elton John

Miley Cyrus

Fifth Harmony

Kele Okereke

Madonna

Katy Perry

Troye Sivan

Tegan and Sara

Years & Years

 

Top 10 Brands or Marketing Campaigns

Image of Lloyds Bank He Said Yes for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Lloyds Banking Group #HeSaidYes

Adidas Pride Pack campaign

BBC's Christmas advert campaign

Dove

Economist

H & M

Lloyds Bank’s #HeSaidYes campaign

Netflix’s LGBT+ Programming

Sainsbury's

Skittles

Virgin Holidays

 

Top 10 Outstanding Contributions to LGBT+ Life

Image of Father Andrew Foreshew-Cain for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Father Andrew Foreshew-Cain

Peter Bull, Above the Stag theatre

Cat Burton, trans British Airways pilot

Alex Ferguson, Herts 1125 campaigner

Fox Fisher, trans activist

Father Andrew Foreshew-Cain, LGBT+ campaigner

Jack Lewis and Ben Hunte (Our Swirl Life), YouTube vloggers

Greg Owen, co-founder of iwantPrEPnow.co.uk

Jay Stewart, founder of Gendered Intelligence

Chardine Taylor-Stone, founder of Stop Rainbow Racism

Jen Yockney MBE, bisexual campaigner

 

Top 10 LGBT+ Corporate Rising Stars

Image of Christina Riley, Balfour Beatty for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Christina Riley, Balfour Beatty

David Bufton, Linklaters LLP

Rafael Campos Valdez, TSB

Carl Clarke, Vodafone

Gary Coetzee, Lendlease Group

Craig Dillon, Sky

Becki Gibson, ASDA

Esther McDermott, Dentons

Christina Riley, Balfour Beatty

Nina Smith, Channel 4

Warrant Officer Class 2 Karen Styles, Army

 

Top 10 Corporate Straight Allies

Image of Karin Cook, Lloyds Banking Group for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Karin Cook, Lloyds Banking Group

Simon Allcock, Riverside

Tamara Box, Reed Smith

Louise Bradley, Oliver Wyman

David Bryan, Cheshire Police

Karin Cook, Lloyds Banking

Martin Egan, BNP Paribas

Jan-Coos Geesink, Thomson Reuters

Benny Higgins, Tesco Bank

Diana Holland OBE, Unite the Union

Mike Roemer, Barclays

 

Societe Generale Top 10 Diversity Champions

Image of Daisy Reeves for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Daisy Reeves

Catherine Hennigan, Goldman Sachs

Vinay Kapoor, BNP Paribas

Angela Kay, Bupa

Miles Lanham, Genesis Housing Association

Samantha Jayne Nelson, Marsh UK

David Pearson, KPMG

Daisy Reeves, B.L.P. Law

Isobel Sheldon, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems

Chris Wood, Royal Navy

Martin York, Fujitsu

 

Barclays Top 10 Employers or Companies 

Image of PwC from Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards PwC

Aon

Bloomberg

Cisco

EDF

HSBC

IBM

J.P. Morgan

Manchester Airport Group

Pinsent Masons

PwC

 

Reed Smith Top 10 LGBT+ Inspirational Leaders

Image of Sue Baines, Barclays for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Sue Baines. Barclays

Jo Rzymowska, Celebrity Cruises UK

Rob Davey, Clarivate Analytics

Nick Crofts, Co-op Group

Pips Bunce, Credit Suisse

Sue Baines, Barclays

Ken Janssens, J.P. Morgan

Jude Satchell-Foley, Atos

Misa von Tunzelman, JLL

Jonathan McClelland, M&G Investments

Daniel Gerring, Travers Smith

 

Top 10 LGBT+ Network Groups

Image of Network Rail for Shortlist revealed for the British LGBT Awards Network Rail

Archway the LGBT network, Network Rail

Celebrate LGBT, Action for Children

Walt Disney Company LGBT+ Network, The Walt Disney Company Limited

Pride UKI, Cisco

ITV Pride, ITV

Égalité UK, Publicis Groupe

Unity - EY's LGBTA Network, EY

Norton Rose Fulbright Pride network, Norton Rose Fulbright

RoyaLGBT & Friends, King Digital Entertainment

RBS Rainbow Network, RBS

Voting for the award winners in each category is taking place on the British LGBT Awards' website. The winners will be announced on 12th May at an awards ceremony in London.

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